A new Freddy Krueger?
Just last week I wrote about the Nightmare on Elm Street remake, and then a few days later I wrote about the rumour that Robert Englund had been contacted about starring as Freddy Krueger in the remake. Well today there's another rumour that said Englund is definitely out of the film.
If this is the rumour that's true then it would seem that we're going to be getting an entirely new Freddy Krueger, and an entirely new film.
A number of industry sources close to ShockTillYouDrop called in once the story was released, according to Coming Soon, and they all said that discussion for casting are ongoing and that none of them include Robert Englund.
It seems that this would be the natural course considering Platinum Dune's other horror classic remakes, they've ignored iconic casting before and gone straight for all new blood, and slightly rewritten story lines.
I can see why they would want to do this, especially if they are trying to escape the original feel of A Nightmare on Elm Street. However fans of Englund and the original may not be impressed, and considering how their previous horror remakes have gone, they perhaps aren't too keen to break the mould. Mind you, they weren't that great were they? They weren't really that different either.