Shaye Out of the Loop on New Nightmare


Status on Dunes’ involvement

Having a good laugh about all of the rumors surrounding Warner Bros.’ relaunch of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Wes Craven told a crowd at Rue Morgue’s Festival of Fear today another pivotal figure in Freddy Krueger’s long legacy.

“I [still] know very little about it,” Craven said. “My agent and I had lunch with [former New Line head] Bob Shaye about five days ago. But as might you know New Line Cinema has been shut down by Warner Bros. who owns it and all of their properties have been subsumed by Warner Bros. Bob didn’t know any more about it than I did. I certainly have no control over that property.”

He also made it sound like Platinum Dunes is drifting further away from the project. “For a while there it seemed Michael Bay’s company was going to do it, but I believe that’s no longer the case.”