2019-09-22 01:53:56 UTC
The A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise has been in limbo for a long time,
following a disastrous 2010 remake that didnt do Freddy Krueger or his fearful
fans any favors. And while there isnt any news about the next time we see
Freddy on screen (and we know theres going to be a next time, some things just
dont end), we at least know more about the legal situation behind the villain.
As reported by Bloody Disgusting, after 35 years the rights for A Nightmare on
Elm Street in the United States have reverted to estate for the late Wes Craven.
And while these things are always messy and legally fraught, this seems to mean
that the domestic rights for the Freddy franchise are in the hands of the people
in charge of managing Cravens estate along with it. It is, after all, pretty
impossible to make a Freddy movie without using the character and ideas that
originated in that film.
As Bloody Disgusting explains, though, that doesnt mean this is suddenly an
auteur-led franchise. Warner Bros/New Line Cinema still holds the international
rights. But it does mean that the company will have to come to the table with
Cravens estate to make anything that releases domestically, which is, probably,
just about everything and anything.
Does this news foreshadow the long-awaited return of Freddy? Well, if nothing
else, it means hes on somebodys mind. Maybe even in their dreams? (Heh.)