‘Nightmare On Elm Street’ remake to get sequel

Warner Bros to make follow-up after horror took $30m in US box office

Freddy Krueger is back – again. After taking $30m on its opening weekend on the US box office, A Nightmare on Elm Street is already in line for a sequel.

The remake of the 1984 classic – now starring Jackie Earle Haley as the blade-fingered, striped-jumper terror who stalks people in their dreams – could have its second instalment in 3D.

“We don’t have a story yet, but this is the largest horror opening in the April-May corridor, and it just proves there’s a lot left in the franchise,” Warner distribution president Dan Fellman told The Wrap.

Meanwhile, producer Brad Fuller has said making the follow-up in 3D is possible, though by no means certain.

Fuller explained: “We think that 3D movies have to be designed and written as such. If Eric Heisserer and Wesley Strick came to us with a Nightmare script that is for a 3D movie, we’d be fools not to make it.”

Nightmare on Elm Street is released in the UK on Friday (May 7) and will be reviewed by NME tomorrow (May 5).