It used to be that there was no going backwards once a franchise was given the remake treatment, but in recent years, Evil Dead and Halloween have returned to their original continuities, so there’s always hope that A Nightmare on Elm Street might do the same, especially since the remake of the first movie was a commercial disappointment. Over the years, star of three of the films Heather Langenkamp has repeatedly expressed interest in playing Nancy Thompson again, and, speaking with ComicBook.com, Langenkamp has again said that she’d be 100% on board.
“I would really love to reprise Nancy in a way, because I feel that there’s more of that story to be told, certainly. But I don’t know if there’s anyone out there who is as imaginative as Wes Craven, who could figure it out. I just don’t know. I don’t see enough great storylines that would incorporate Nancy in any universe. I just don’t know if that exists, but some brilliant person might be working on something. But I know the fans would love it so much, because I see them in these situations where they’re so enthusiastic.”
“They’re such great fans that the horror genre just doesn’t seem to appreciate them enough. I constantly walk away with, these are people who have created a genre just out of pure love over the past 30 years. Their love of these movies has actually buoyed this genre in a way that no other genres, I think, can say that’s the reason why they’re so successful. And so, for their sake, I think, give them what they want. If this is what they want, they’re telling me they want it, then why wouldn’t you give people what they want? I hope that fans can express what they want and actually feel like people listen.”
While I don’t think that Langenkamp is anywhere as good as actress an Jamie Lee Curtis – in fact I don’t think that she’s much of an actress at all – I wouldn’t be adverse to seeing her return. I consider myself a fan of this series after all. But let’s hope that they do something different and don’t just mimic the recent Halloween. But of course this is all hypothetical at the moment, because it’s gone all quiet on the Elm Street front for some time now, even though Robert Englund has said that he wouldn’t be adverse to putting on the red sweater one more time. But then they still won’t even give us the fifth film uncut on DVD/Blu-ray even though many video versions were complete – including the one released in the UK.