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Nightmare On Elm Street Reboot Promises To Stay Authentic

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Freddy Krueger will be receiving a makeover in the in-the-works remake of Nightmare On Elm Street.

But, don't worry horror fans, producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form promise to keep the spirit of the iconic dreamkiller intact.

Form said:

"Freddy is an iconic character like Jason, and when we've made these movies we haven't deviated from the way [the characters] look. Jason and Leatherface look the same and I'm sure with Freddy it'll hold true. I do think we can safely say that in Texas Chainsaw the chainsaw was the weapon, in Friday the machete is the weapon for Jason, and in Nightmare there is no changing the glove."

He jokingly added, "There will be the sweater. We're not going to have him coming out in an Izod."

They will not, however, be employing the same actor to portray Freddy, saying that the original's Robert Englund is too old for the part, and the "new version of the character needs a new energy."

But the biggest challenge will be devising Freddy's crimes. In the original, the kids uncovered them without the use of Google. They want to make the discovery fit the times.

The other challenge is finding a director (since one is not yet attached) whose visual style can make the transitions through the dreams as seamless as possible.

Hope they find one soon!

Production is scheduled to begin in the spring in the suburbs of Chicago.

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68 comments to “Nightmare On Elm Street Reboot Promises To Stay Authentic”

  1. 1

    Wow. Another remake. What a great way to boost the economy. Assmunches.

  2. 2

    I've been dying
    waiting for this

  3. 3

    stop remaking fucking movies!! is there even an ounce of creativity left in Hollywood?

    doubt it, they probably snorted it

  4. 4

    Nice..make a remake about a fucking child killer…can you make one about Gacy the child killer/molester? Freddy is no Jason, that is for sure!

  5. 5

    the kids are gonna "google" him?

  6. Daxie says – reply to this


    Classic horror movies need to be left alone!

  7. 7

    Can't wait! I know it won't live up to the original but nobody is expecting that…I'd like to see a fresh take on Freddy.

  8. 8

    Is Angie in it? Oh horror, not whore, my bad.

  9. Jeri says – reply to this


    Please, oh please, do not scew this up!

  10. Ooch says – reply to this


    My dick just got hard

  11. 11

    Why don't they hire Christian Bale. He personifies a flaming asshole so eloquently.

  12. 12

    they should have Johnny Depp play Freddy
    he played the victim in the first Nightmare
    cool casting for him to play the villian this time around
    plus he loves playing character roles where he can pile on the makeup

  13. 13

    Hollywood can go EFF OFF.

  14. 14

    Re: Jubilee
    Love your avatar !
    Basil Fawlty to Sybil :"Coming, my little piranha fish" :-)

  15. 15

    WTF!!! Another remake!? There will never be a better Freddy than Robert Englund….

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  17. 17

    The only great remakes I liked were "Indiana Jones" sequels. Another one would be great !

  18. 18

    Fuck the remakes. They'll be forgotten in 10 years…the originals will remain classics forever.

  19. 19

    im having a hard time seeing anyone other than robert englund play freddie….and what makes hime tooo old to play the part????
    last time i checked fredie was a burnt up killer that the parents got rid of back in the day…..that would make him older….

  20. 20

    Unlike Mike Myers Freddy got ruined early. He went from scary in the first movie to a clown spouting one liners in the second. Rob zombie did a GREAT remake of Halloween, hopefully these guys will do the same with this one.

  21. 21

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  23. 23

    Makes me sad. I love Robert Englund. :(

  24. 24

    This is going to suck ass. No one is going to be as good as or better then Robert Englund. That is like trying to replace Cher with a tranny impersonator! You can't remake a classic and expect anyone over the age of 20 to give a fuck. Honestly, I don't know why they even bother. Can't they just re release the originals? And Robert Englund is TOO OLD? Are you fucking insane? What, is he senile now? Can't he stalk people and say funny lines anymore? Christ. It isn't like Freddy is in an action movie. He walks around and stabs people with his arm!

  25. 25

    Re: Amazing Grace – There's too much butter on those trays! uno, dos, trez!

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  27. 27

    Stop fucking up classics! Jeez!

  28. 28

    OH GAWD!!! Another Remake..What The Hell is goin on in Hollywood?

  29. 29

    Pitiful. Who finances this crap? Although I don't know how it can be worse than that remake of "Psycho".

  30. 30

    WTF? Why are they remaking all these good classic 70s/80s horror movies? The remake of Halloween was such a huge disappointment. I'm sure the new Friday the 13th will be just as horrid and now this? They are trying to make them look all good with special effects and computer graphics and maybe they are cool for the younger generation, but those of us old enough to have seen the originals and had the shit scared out us, they are going to suck ass!

  31. 31

    they can say what they want, its going to be fucking garbage. originals rule!

  32. 32

    Re: Amazing Grace – You don't make sense. Indiana Jones sequels are not REMAKES, they are fucking sequels. duh!

  33. 33

    Re: Spindoc – the remake of Halloween sucked ass!

  34. 34

    oh man leave these movies alone please. this classic does not need to be remade, its great as is.

  35. 35

    Oh dear god no!

  36. 36

    The RealOrchidGirl & Mistress*****I can only speak for myself but I think other posters will feel me on this….you two are on EVERY post fighting back & forth like children…can't you exchange e-mails and do it amongst yourselves??? People come on here to blog about the issue posted about and your immature, stupid arguements are distracting and un nesessary…please grow up & STOP IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. 37

    Re: devil_dawg_wife
    Oops. You are rrrright ! I always thought sequel and remake are kinda the same thing. I thought when a movie is a huge hit, and they make #2, #3, and so on, it's a remake or sequel.
    But you actually opened my eyes. I just looked it up and found the difference between the 2.
    You are totally right, remake is not a sequel. Thank you !!! :-)

  38. 38

    Set in the Suburbs of Chicago huh? It should be directed by John Hughes then. Making movies set in the suburbs of Chicago is his m.o. It's perfect…
    Kruger…? Kruger…? Kruger…? Kruger…? Kruger…? Kruger…? Kruger…?

  39. 39

    I saw this movie when I was in 3rd grade and had night mares for years!

  40. 40

    ROBERT ENGLUND is Freddy Kreuger!!!!! No one can replace him!!!!!!! WTF does Hollywood feel the need to screw up classic movies?????!!!!!!!! Man this pisses me off!!!!!!

  41. 41

    The original was quite scary. I didn't care for the sequels when Freddy had all the cheesy one liners.

  42. 42

    Robert Englund is not too old to play Freddy! He is Freddy.

    Here's hoping they don't ruin one of my favorite films of all time.

  43. 43

    I don't care if they remake it all i want is RE to play freddy. He MADE the character. No one will be able to do it like him. NO ONE. Seriously I am a true horror fan and if its not him it shouldnt be ANYONE

  44. 44

    While normally I absolutely hate it when movies are remade…especially movies that are sort of classics in the way that N.O.E.S. is, I have to admit I am sort of curious to see what they do with it. With modern movie-making, if they don't totally fuck it up it could be very cool.

  45. 45

    Joss Whedon

  46. 46

    Thanks for posting this Perez! I've been following this so closely, I'm a big fan of Freddy. Too early for me to decide whether or not I will hate this for butchering my fave horror icon or love it for creating more much-deserved hype for him

  47. 47

    And for all you haters, Robert Englund doesn't even want to play Freddy this time around. It would be too much like another sequel. I love him just as much as the next fan, but as of right now they haven't chosen anyone to play the new Freddy and it's just too early to tell.

    I'm just excited because hopefully this means more Freddy merchandise and some more recognition for my fave guy. Hey, it could even mean they'll release Freddy's Nightmares (horror anthology show with Freddy as the host) on DVD! Probably not but… you never know :)

  48. 48

    This is just wrong!!! Stop remaking movies that dont need to be remade!

  49. 49


  50. 50

    Sounds like a giant turd…………..

  51. 51

    No one will ever be able to play Freddy like Robert Englund.Too old?That's really funny.I don't see how he could be too old to play Freddy.Anyway,I will see the movie bc I love horror movies but nothing beats the classics.

  52. 52

    Sounds like another remake gone bad… Robert Englund is the BEST FREDDY KRUEGE.

  53. 53


  54. 54

    nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo remakes! well, i've heard about this remake for quite some time, but i will watch it anyways. i'll have to watch the friday the 13th remake as well…

  55. 55

    so horrible……….. ugh…… how dare they ruin freddy!!

  56. 56

    this is horrible… they are ruining a classic..

    robert englund ROCKS

  57. 57

    Another remake? There's a shock

  58. 58

    Oooh sounds good

  59. 59

    THIS IS A BUNCH OF SHIT! HOW DARE THEY REMAKE A CLASSIC!!! It's bad enough that Hollywood has been remaking all these old movies and can't seem to think up any good new movies. Why do they have to go and fuck up Freddie? I am so pissed off right now!!!

  60. 60

    Englund is "too old" for the part? How the fuck would anyone know? Have these idiots actually seen an Elm Street movie? Freddy wears so much makeup and prosthetics, no one would know if he was played by a teenager or a fifty year old. Fuck them, let Englund do it, he's the one who made the character. If they don't let Englund do it, then he should at least get some small role in the remake.

  61. Dani says – reply to this


    whatever they do, they need to make it scary.

    They also have to make sure they dont use the fake looking freddy makeup job they used in the more recent freddy movies.. they need the makeup to be scary like the original few movies.. before they got 'creative' and made him look fake and not as creepy.

  62. 62

    That's another bad idea… 90210, Melrose Place, Nightmare on Elm Street remakes… what's next??? Seinfeld???

  63. 63

    That's another bad idea… 90210, Melrose Place, Nightmare on Elm Street remakes… what's next??? Seinfeld????

  64. 64

    Fuck that, BOYCOTT THIS MOVIE, UNLESS ROBERT PLAYS FREDDIE, who the fuck are they kidding, without Robert is will just be another lame remake….BOYCOTT

  65. 65

    If they seriously use Google to discover Freddy, I'm gonna' be pissed off. I bet it is gonna' feature a bunch of Abercrombie-looking goofs and along with it, shitty acting.

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  67. 67

    Who is going to be cast in Heather Langenkamp's legendary role?!! Who can do it like she did…NOBODY!!!! I am FREAKING OUT!!!

  68. 68

    heard rumors Freddy will be Billy-Bob Thornton.