Saturday, 4 April 2009

News: Confirmed Nightmare Casting

Following on from last night's post, where reports emerged that Jackie Earle Haley was in final talks to play the role of Freddy Kruger in A Nightmare on Elm Street...Variety is now reporting the casting as 100% confirmed: Haley is Kruger.

Something interesting to pick out of the Variety article. They're calling the project a 'relaunch'. To me, that implies a continuation of the old franchise (which this film isn't). I wonder if there's a reason they've not used 'remake'? Is the industry starting to realise the connotations that come with that word are generally negative?

Also, an additional tidbit from BloodyDisgusting is that Kyle Gallner, seen in The Haunting in Connecticut, is in final talks to play the role of Quentin, the Johnny Depp character of this film.

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