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Will the new FREDDY KRUEGER please stand up

freddykreuger newWarner Bros has released the first image of Jackie Earle Haley (Rorschach in Watchmen) as Freddy Krueger in the Platinum Dunes remake of the classic horror outing A Nightmare on Elm Street. Since the modern day remake concept has already produced films featuring iconic horror characters Leatherface, Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees, Freddy just seemed inevitable. While it’s hard to picture any other actor in the role of Freddy other than Robert Englund I believe Haley will do him justice. While this first look still is mostly a teaser, you get the feeling that Haley will be pretty menacing.

My biggest concern for this project is how the film’s heroine, Nancy (now played by Rooney Mara), is written. Actress Heather Langenkamp was terrific in the 1984 Wes Craven original and her part had equal importance in the overall story of the monstrous and now legendary Freddy. I believe this new incarnation will live or die on how the Nancy role plays out. Platinum Dunes and Haley will be at comic-con this week to promote the film which hits theaters April 27, 2010.

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July 22, 2009 - Posted by | Reviews |

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