The official website for the Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy documentary launched a few days ago, but I still have not been able to find an official release date. The original press release said "spring of 2010," and I assume they are aiming for an April release, to take advantage of the remake arriving in theaters on April 30th.
The original press release also promised hours of footage, and that it would feature a documentary made by Heather Langenkamp.
"In addition to the exhaustive feature-length documentary, the two-disc DVD release of 'Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy' will feature over four hours of nightmare-inducing extras, including the original documentary I Am Nancy, written, produced and directed by star Heather , which looks back at the last 25 years since her debut as heroine Nancy Thompson and examines the impact of the Elm Street films on young people’s lives."
While there hasn't been any mention of I Am Nancy documentary for quite some time, the rumor that the film will only feature a 90 minute runtime was addressed on the Never Sleep Again message board.
"We decided awhile back that there is NO WAY we'll be able to keep the running time at 90 minutes. There's just too much to cover. We don't have an official running time yet, but the doc will be as long as it needs to be to cover every film in great detail."
The latest update on Dread Central (who are helping produce the film) claims that there will be "over four hours of Freddified extras," including an episode of Sean Clark's Horror's Hallowed Grounds "that will take fans on an exclusive tour of the original A Nightmare on Elm Street locations."
So far the makers of the documentary have put together an impressive list of interviews, but big names like Wes Craven and Johnny Depp are still missing. You can see a list of all the people they have interviewed here, but keep in mind... The website is not finalized and they are still working around busy schedules to try and interview everyone they can. So there is still a chance that a Roseanne or Alice Cooper could drop by... Or at least I hope there is! You can't have a Freddy documentary without his sweet 'ol dad can you?