We're still just under two months away from the release of Platinum Dunes' reboot of the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, yet we've already heard the pre-release rumblings of a sequel. Stars Rooney Mara and Jackie Earle Haley have both confirmed they've signed on to do a second outing if one were to get the go-ahead, but that's not the case for director Samuel Bayer.

/Film chatted with the helmer recently, and he states that even if the film does well, he'd not return for a second installment. Instead, he tells the site, "I really hope the film does well. I will not be involved in a sequel...I don't want to have my next movie be a horror movie. I'm already looking at stuff and I think I'm probably going to do a– it might be an action movie, or there's a comic book they want to make into a film I'm very attracted to. But I think I'm going to move on and let someone else handle the next one, and it'll be great."

What does this mean? Maybe nothing. Platinum Dunes still hasn't gotten the Friday the 13th reboot sequel off the ground, and they've been trying to do that for over a year. However, should Freddy score a second outing, it appears as though there will a different guy calling the shots from behind the camera. That could be a bad thing, since the most impressive part of the Elm Street clips for me has been Bayer's visual style.

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