Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Kreuger?
One of the many, many horror remakes on the go is A Nightmare on Elm Street. It now has a release date to aim for, but no Freddy Kreuger.
With Robert Englund not likely to reprise his role, fans are getting behind someone else. Could Jackie Earle Haley take over?
There doesn't seem to be a horror film safe from a remake these days. And with Friday the 13th already out, Platinum Dunes are turing their attention to A Nightmare on Elm Street. Robert Englund looks not to be up for playing Freddy Kreuger again, and no one has been cast yet.
They may have to get a move on now though, as /Film say a release date has been set for April 16th 2010. And filming is set to start on April 27th this year. Either they know something we don't, or they are still to decide on who will be starring. One man who seems to have the fans vote is Jackie Earle Haley, who is playing Rorschach in Watchmen. He has been asked if he's interested in the role, and it it turns out he kind of is:
You know, I did hear about that just recently. A lot of people have been asking me. You know. I’m curious. I just have to say I have no idea; I’m so busy trying to still reconcile Rorschach. I’m curious about [‘Nightmare’], but I don’t know.
Haley was talking to MTV Movies Blog. On the face if it, it seems like it would be a good idea. Not that I'm a fan of the remake, but hey it's happening anyway. I haven't seen enough of him to know if he would make a good Freddy Kreuger. I guess I'll find out how good he is at playing slightly crazed in about 12 hours time, when I see Watchmen.
Do you think Jackie Earle Haley would make a good Freddy Kreuger?