Tuesday, April 21, 2009

New Freddy Announced

Jackie Earle Haley has been announced as the new Freddy Krueger in the reboot of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.
The movie will be a re-imagining of Freddy, a killer who wields a four bladed glove and kills people in their dreams, which results in their actual death in reality.
Many of you might remember Haley from his performance in "Watchmen" as Rorschach/Walter Kovacs. If that doesn't ring a bell he was also in Breaking Away (1979), the movie about a teen who was obsessed with Italian cycling teams - well he played Moocher the kid who had the short temper.
The role I remember him from is the role of Kelly Leak in The Bad News Bears (1976) and from his Oscar nominated role for Best Supporting Actor for the movie Little Children (2006), a movie that shows his true talent and I'm really interest to see what he does with Freddy.
The director for this movie will be Samuel Bayer, he has directed music videos in the past and I hope that he knows what he's doing when he takes the helm for a project this big. They will start filming on May 5, in Chicago. The movie is scheduled to be released on April 16, 2010.

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