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Warner Bros. and New Line have marked an April 16, 2010 release date for A Nightmare on Elm Street. The redo, if you've ignored all news about this until now, is directed by music video helmer Samuel Bayer and is based on a script by Wesley Strick. Yesterday we revealed FX artist Andrew Clement signed up to create the new Freddy Krueger, although it's unknown at the time of this writing who is playing the killer.

 

Also on the WB/New Line slate is Final Destination: Death Trip 3D, the fourth entry in the series. The studio is moving this one up a week from August 21st of this year to August 14th. That gives the film a little breathing room before Rob Zombie's H2 (aka Halloween 2) opens on August 28th.

Source: http://shocktilyoudrop.com/news/topnews.php?id=9787

 

While the verdict is still out on who is donning the infamous sweater, hat and glove of Freddy Krueger in the upcoming A Nightmare on Elm Street, ShockTillYouDrop.com has learned who is designing his ghastly, burned visage.

 

Say hello to Andrew Clement (pictured). He's been awarded makeup FX duties on the Samuel Bayer-directed redo which is being produced by Platinum Dunes. Clement served on the animatronics team behind Cloverfield and was the makeup artist on J.J. Abrams' Star Trek and Spider-Man 3. Later this year we'll see what creations he whipped up for the organ harvesting thriller Repossession Mambo, starring Jude Law.

 

Check out some of Clement's stuff at Creative Character Engineering.

 

A Nightmare on Elm Street begins rolling sometime next month from a script by Wesley Strick.

Source: http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/topnews.php?id=9776

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Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen) will play the new Freddy Krueger in New Line Cinema's A Nightmare on Elm Street, scheduled for an April 16, 2010 release. The role was originally played by Robert Englund.

 

Samuel Bayer is directing the relaunch, which was written by Wesley Strick. The movie starts filming on May 5 in Chicago.

 

The Haunting in Connecticut star Kyle Gallner has been cast as Quentin in the film as well.

 

Platinum Dunes' Andrew Form and Brad Fuller are producing. John Rickard is co-producing.

 

"Looking at his performance in 'Watchmen,' here’s a guy playing a character under a mask yet you feel tremendous empathy for him," Bayer told The Hollywood Reporter. "And in 'Nightmare,' he is going to be under prosthetic make-up. You have to feel something for the character. The greatest villains are multi-dimensional and I think he will bring that to the character."

 

Bayer called this take of Krueger "Nosferatu meets Ed Gaines."

Source: http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=54220

 

Back in February the boys at Latino Review had the inside line that Jackie Earle Haley was going to slip on the red and green and slice his way through your nightmares. Platinum Dunes said no one had been selected yet and at a Watchmen junket Haley said he couldn’t talk about it because there wasn’t anything to talk about, but he would be interested in such a role.

 

Cue today, where the deadheads at Bloody-Disgusting are saying that Haley is a lock for the part and an official announcement will becoming next week. This can only be chalked up into the good news category as it was almost universally agreed that Haley looked like he would make a good Krueger and that was before we had even seen his kick-ass role in Watchmen. Perhaps the only other person fans would even consider for the role would be Robert Englund himself, but he was never on the table as an option. Neither was this

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Update: Before we could even submit this article to the front page, we got hit with more casting news, again from the Blood-Disgusting dudes. Word is that The Haunting in Connecticut star Kyle Gallner will take on the role of Quentin, a podcast host who is apparently the updated version of Johnny Depp’s character. No word on whether Quentin will be sucked into his bed and then erupt into a geyser of blood, but we can assume something suitably nasty will await him. A Nightmare on Elm Street is produced by Platinum Dunes and directed by Samuel Bayer. As for the plot, why do I feel like you all know that already?

 

Currently, the new nightmare is set to terrorize you in your sleep on April 16th, 2010. I’d say with the successful relaunches of The Amityville Horror, Friday the 13th, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, this is another Platinum Dunes release we’ll all want to keep an eye on. PS: Michael Bay - AWESOME.

Source: http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/news/hale...rueger-role.php

 

Jackie Earle Haley is the new Freddy Krueger.

 

The actor will star as the iconic screen villain in New Line's redo of "A Nightmare on Elm Street," taking over the role that was played by Robert Englund.

 

The original "Nightmare," released in 1984, helped establish New Line and spawned a slew of movies. Krueger is a serial child killer murdered by angry parents who returns to terrorize teens in their dreams.

 

Krueger's burned face, his razor glove and his red-and-green sweater became instantly recognizable images as well as popular Halloween costumes.

 

Samuel Bayer is directing the relaunch, which was written by Wesley Strick. The pic starts lensing May 5 in Chicago.

 

Platinum Dunes’ Andrew Form and Brad Fuller are producing. John Rickard is co-producing. Richard Brener, Walter Hamada and Dave Neustadter are overseeing for New Line.

 

FreddyThe role would cap a whirlwind couple of years for Haley, who made a splash in the 1970s as a child star in movies like "The Bad News Bears" then faded in the early 1990s. He left the business, and wound up working odd jobs in Texas.

 

Haley burst back on the scene in 2006 playing a pedophile in Todd Field's "Little Children," and also appeared in “Semi-Pro” with Will Ferrell, both for New Line, and indie drama "Winged Creature." He was praised for his portrayal of Rorschach in the recent "Watchmen" and next appears in Martin Scorsese’s "Shutter Island."

 

“Looking at his performance in 'Watchmen,’ here’s a guy playing a character under a mask yet you feel tremendous empathy for him,” said Bayer of the actor. “And in Nightmare,’ he is going to be under prosthetic make-up. You have to feel something for the character. The greatest villains are multi-dimensional and I think he will bring that to the character.”

 

Bayer, who called this take of Krueger “Nosferatu meets Ed Gaines,” is not afraid that Hayley is in any danger of being typecast the way Englund was. “It’s what you bring to the material. He’s a well-rounded actor who will not be stereotyped by this. If anything, he’ll be celebrated for it.”

 

The actor had been one of several actors on the shortlist to play the part. But scheduling issues almost scotched the deal. Haley, repped by CAA and Leslie Allan-Rice Management, is also working on TV series "Human Target," which led to conflicting dates.

Source: http://www.riskybusinessblog.com/2009/04/n...new-freddy.html

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