HOLLYWOOD, CA – APRIL 11: Director Wes Craven arrives at the premiere of the Weinstein Company’s ‘Scream 4’ Presented by AXE Shower at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on April 11, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
8. Wes Craven had nothing to do with it.
Many times, when a remake of a classic film is made, the original director may serve as a producer or consultant of some type. In some fashion, they are usually involved in the new vision, often with their creative input carrying a heavy influence on the final product.
With this in mind, many people may think that Wes Craven might have at least served as a producer on the 2010 version of A Nightmare on Elm Street, but they’d be wrong. Craven wasn’t approached about being involved in the reboot film, but chances are, he wouldn’t have been interested anyway.
In an interview posted online, Craven mentioned that he was done with the Elm Street series, that he had essentially “put it away”. He clarified that the remake was basically all done by other people and he wasn’t keeping up with it. “They own the rights and they can do whatever they want to with the movie, you know?” the director pointed out before moving on.
It’s painfully obvious when watching the film that the man who came up with the idea originally was definitely not involved this time around, but some horror fans still didn’t know.
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