Wes Craven talks People Under the Stairs, Shocker, Elm St. and more remakes

Sara Paxton in The Last House on the Left
Sara Paxton in The Last House on the Left

Wes Craven was recently interviewed by Sci-Fi Wire, and tld them that his proposed remakes of The People Under the Stairs and Shocker are still moving forward, even though Relativity Media has taken over Rogue Pictures, which signed the deal with Craven’s Midnight Entertainment to develop the projects. The first remake under that deal, The Last House on the Left, opens next week.

“I think that there is some momentum on both of them,” Craven said in an exclusive interview on Monday in Beverly Hills, Calif., where he was promoting Last House on the Left. “So there’s a lot of activity right now at Midnight Entertainment on both original and remakes. We’re a long way from announcements.”

Craven is also working on a sequel to ‘Last House’ and a third Hills Have Eyes installment, according to the report.

The original People Under the Stairs centered on a suburban house full of booby traps, where two parents kidnap kids to attempt to create the perfect nuclear family. When the children disappoint, they are locked in the basement, where they turn into cannibals.

Shocker followed a serial killer who is executed only to transform into a lethal electrical being.

A remake of Craven’s cult classic A Nightmare on Elm Street, is in development at Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes, and even though the iconic director wrote and directed the original dream-chiller, and a sequel (A New Nightmare), he doesn’t own the rights to the character Freddy Krueger, and told the website that he has not followed the remake’s development.

Even original Krueger Robert Englund gave Platinum Dunes his blessing to hire a new actor.

“Yeah, I don’t know if he had a choice or not, but anyway,” Craven joked.

CLICK HERE to read the entire interview with Craven.

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