Wes Craven, who owns the rights to “The Hills Have Eyes” franchise, says while he did some development on a third installment a while back, there are no plans to continue or reboot the franchise again.
Talking with Worst Previews, Craven says he had the idea of integrating the mutants a little into our society and running into prejudice.
Craven says “Some of the partners were very interested in doing that and I have an idea for it. But then we went off with another writer, and he developed things, and we did pitches, and it never worked out. And I came to an epiphany that you can generate your own totally original things and that’s what you should be doing with your time.”
So is it officially dead? “I don’t know if it’s dead or not, but I have no real interest in doing another remake.” Asked if he would sell on the rights to other filmmakers, Craven says “I don’t know, I just don’t think about it frankly.”
Meanwhile “28 Days Later” scribe Alex Garland tells the site that we shouldn’t expect a third film to follow acclaimed Danny Boyle horror tale “28 Days Later” and its well-received sequel “28 Weeks Later”.
Garland says “When we made ’28 Days Later,’ the rights were frozen between a group of people who are no longer talking to each other. And so, the film is never going to happen unless those people start talking to each other again. There is no script as far as I’m aware.”
Garland, who wrote a screenplay draft for a “Halo” movie adaptation eight years ago, added that since it was delivered no-one from Microsoft has contacted him since then.