A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET director Samuel Bayer insisted against converting film to 3D
Apparently New Line was interested in converting the A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET remake to 3D after the film was completed, however, it didn't happen and that is greatly due to the film's director, Samuel Bayer.
The idea of Freddy going 3D (again) was revealed in The Los Angeles Time article Popularity of 3-D is affecting how screenplays are written (via /Film). Here is the excerpt that concerns 3D and the A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET remake:
When New Line initiated several conversations about converting "A Nightmare on Elm Street" to 3-D, "we pushed back," says director Samuel Bayer. "This was shot in 2-D and was meant to be shown in 2-D." He added, "Just like I don't want to see a lot of great movies remade" — alluding to the other Hollywood vogue — "I don't want to see a lot of them in 3-D."
I think many agree Bayer's with reasoning. If it was shot in 2D, then leave it that way. In fact, if I could vote to make that a law I would. You hear that future presidential candidates? That would be a good way to get my devotion, as long as you didn't try and to put in a kitten tax.
I guess 3D doesn't always win thanks to Samuel Bayer. Of course, I still could be cursing your name in a few days after I see the NIGHTMARE remake, but right now, we're good.