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Elijah Wood Still Wants to Reboot Nightmare On Elm Street and Children Of the Corn

June 9, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Elijah Wood is a big horror fan and has produced a lot of them, and he’s confirmed that he is still hoping to revive the Nightmare On Elm Street and Children Of the Corn franchises. Wood, who has produced several horror films like Mandy, The Color Out of Space, and Daniel Isn’t Real through his SpectreVision label, spoke with promoting his new film No Man of God and talked about wanting to reboot the two iconic franchises.

“We, personally, have talked a lot about, internally, Elm Street and how incredible it would be to play in that universe again and see that universe, to see Freddy [Krueger] and just that concept be explored again,” Wood told the site. “That’s something that we’re fascinated in. Obviously, that is not a lesser-known, smaller thing that should be remade into a big one. But another one that I feel is exciting, I know that there’s already a remake coming out, but we still really love Children of the Corn. I feel like that would be an exciting thing to … from the ground up, taking it from the novel, not remaking the movie, but actually take the short story and flesh that out in an interesting way.”

Discussing his favorite horror films, he said, “One of my favorite movies, and not something I necessarily want to remake, but one of my favorite movies that was direct to VHS during the great direct to VHS horror explosion of the 1980s, there’s a movie called Truth or Dare?: A Critical Madness by Tim Ritter. I think it sticks out in my mind because I saw it when I was six and it just left an impression on me. But, I genuinely love it. And I’ve introduced it to so many people and it has its fans. It is not that obscure, but I don’t know that I’d want to remake it. When I think about these lesser-known movies, that one always really sticks out as a special little gem.”