|Tags: a nightmare on elm street, burnt, freddy krueger, horror icon, Jackie Earle Haley, Katie Cassidy, killer, KILLERS, Platinum Dunes, re-imagining, reboot, REMAKES, Samuel Bayer, Thomas Dekker|
A group of suburban teenagers share one common bond: they are all being stalked by Freddy Krueger, a horribly disfigured killer who hunts them in their dreams. As long as they stay awake, they can protect one another…but when they sleep, there is no escape.
- It's said that Freddy will have more realistic burn scars than the original, and he's less comedic and more serious in this version.
- The film will supposedly detail a bit more backstory on Freddy.
- Freddy actor Jackie Earle Haley is reportedly signed on to do a total of three Elm St. films.
- Freddy in this film is described as "Nosferatu meets Ed Gaines."
- Connie Britton plays Nancy's mother.
- Katie Cassidy plays one of the lead females named "Kris".
- Kyle Gallner plays the role that was made popular by Johnny Depp in the original.
- Young actor Thomas Dekker will reportedly play "Jesse" a local jock on the swim team, who's trying to get back with his girlfriend.
- Actor Jackie Earle Haley (Little Children, Watchmen) will be playing "Freddy Krueger."
- Originally scripted by Wesley Strick (Arachnophobia, Cape Fear, Wolf), but rewritten by Eric Heisserer.
- It's said the film will take a more psychological approach.
- Once again this is a "re-imagining" of the original film, with hopes of giving the story a complete "overhaul."
- Platinum Dunes (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake, Friday the 13th remake) is behind this.
- The franchise was also turned into a television series that ran for two seasons from 1988 to 1990, where Freddy played host to a collection of strange tales.
- No relation to the Nightmare on Elm St. prequel that's supposedly "in talks" right now, although, I wouldn't be surprised if the two projects blended together.
- A remake of the original 1984 Wes Craven film starring Robert Englund as the iconic Freddy Krueger.
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