Mike Flanagan is having a nightmare of a time.
The prolific Silver Screen (Gerald’s Game, Doctor Sleep) and small screen (The Haunting anthology, Midnight Mass, The Midnight Club) horror filmmaker has been frustrated–so far–in his quest for his own take on A Nightmare on Elm Street. And he’s not sure where to turn next.
Flanagan–in a recent chat on the Script Apart podcast–admitted that “one of the franchises on my list forever has been A Nightmare on Elm Street. Boy, that would be fun.”
The acclaimed director added he has “a whole take for it that I worked out a couple of years ago, and my understanding is the rights situation for that title is so fraught, no one knows who controls it–and no one know who to pitch.”
Even Flanagan’s agents are stymied. “I keep telling them, ‘Send me in on A Nightmare on Elm Street,’ and they say, ‘We’d love to, but we have no idea who you should talk to’.”
Flanagan has even addressed the problem with Heather Langenkamp, one of the stars of the iconic film franchise, to no avail. “We would talk about it,” Flanagan said, “but, it’s like nobody knows what to do.”
Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on Mike Flanagan’s struggles to return to A Nightmare on Elm Street.