No Robert Englund's Freddy for 'Nightmare on Elm Street' Remake

August 11, 2008 08:11:58 GMT

One of 'Nightmare on Elm Street' remake's producers, Brad Fuller, revealed that he plans on presenting a new Fredy Krueger to the new film instead of casting Robert Englund once again.

No Robert Englund's Freddy for 'Nightmare on Elm Street' Remake
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Ever since the words on the remaking of Wes Craven's 1984 horror classic, "A Nightmare on Elm Street", surfaced, many has put up high hopes on seeing Robert Englund reprising his memorable role as the evil Freddy Krueger. However, it seems that it is not what Brad Fuller, one of the horror reboot's producers want to present the audience with.

Planning to deliver a different feeling to the new Krueger's tale, Fuller confessed at the 2008 San Diego Comic Con that he is more interested to introduce a new Freddy than to bring Englund back. "I think it has to be [a new Freddy] and I know fans hate to hear that and everyone says you have to put Robert in. He said it too," he said as quoted by Movies Online. "I think that in order to differentiate what we're doing from the other ones, we would need to find someone else to play that role."

On the movie itself, the producer of "The Amityville Horror" opted to make it as real and as scary as possible. "If we're lucky enough to get that movie, I suspect because of what we try and do with all our horror movies is really keep it real. I don't know that, if we're lucky enough to do that, it's always weird to speculate on that but I can't imagine Freddy's going to be throwing out one-liners the whole way through," so he claimed. Adding to Fuller's explanation, co-producer Andrew Form emphasized, "Much closer to the original. Really scary."

"Nightmare on Elm Street" will be produced by Platinum Dunes with Fuller, Form and Michael Bay serving as the film's producers. Like the ones before, it is premised to center on Krueger the spirit of a serial child killer attacking his victims from within their dreams. The character is famed for his burnt face and a razor gloves on his right hand.


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posted by star on May 15, 2010
its very up setting that robert englund isnt playing freddy! he has played that part for years there is no one better for the part than him. As for myself, i will not be seeing the movie, ive seen the movie trailers and just the site of the new freddy just kills the movie for me, he's not even scary..... and i ve also heard that the real reason why robert isnt playing freddy, is b/c he is in jail for murder, with the real freddy claws!!!!!! is it true? does any one out there know of this?
posted by omg on Aug 01, 2009
i cannot believe that freddy englund isnt playing FREDDY!! i dont think i can even watch the movie now!!
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