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Nightmare On Elm Street Remake – No Robert Englund As Freddy

So Michael Bay’s production company, Platinum Dunes, are remaking Nightmare, without Robert Englund. Sources have pretty much confirmed he’s out.

Before we go on, if any of you are curious what a Michael Bay produced Nightmare On Elm Street might look like, this could give you some idea –

Giving Robert Englund the axe… The problem is that Englund didn’t just own the role in the past, he owns it just as much today. He was as energetic and as on the money in Freddy vs Jason as he was back in 1984. He doesn’t need to be rebooted.

Then again, familiarity doesn’t breed fear. The character of Freddy is as beloved and as watchable today as ever, but is he still scary? Not really. Create a new Freddy, with a new actor and new make up effects and hold back on the reveal, and you could have the first truly terrifying Nightmare in a long time.

It’s down to casting, but the track record of Platinum Dunes is a worry. In the last situation like this, they picked Sean Bean to be the new Hitcher – big mistake. Bean is a good actor, but he’s not edgy and off the wall and was absolutely wrong for the part. He was a safe, stock choice from the Hollywood villains list.

Whoever they pick this time better be inspired…

Source: ShockTilYouDrop

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  • Hope Walker said

    Nightmare on elm street just won’t be the same with out Robert Englund. Really i don’t think this is gonna be a movie i will be watching /: but i might give it a chance who knows

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  • Alexis Texas said

    Robert Englund is one of the keys , agree with that, nightmare is scry movie, but very funny for adults

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  • Chad said

    Christ, just overheard the preview for this on TV and had to stop what I was doing to post. I usually don’t have an opinion on this stuff, but in this case I’m disgusted. Englund IS Krueger. Hollywood/Michael Bay, please quit r*ping these classics!

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  • ERIC said

    I SAW THE MOVIE! IT WAS A WASTE OF MONEY!! THE ONLY PERSON THAT HAS THE WALK, LAUGH, POSE, STANCE AND SAYINGS IS ROBERT ENGLUND!!! THAT MAN IS THE CLASSIC OF FREDDY KRUGGER MOVIES-THE NEW GUY SUCKED AND THE MAKE UP WAS TERRIBLE!! LEAVE A CLASSIC WITH THE CLASSIC THAT EVERYONE LOVES!! THE NEW GUY WAS NOT EXCITING!!!OMG

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  • welly said

    Well i saw the movie last night and it was pretty good.. i like robert better then the new guy but he was still remarkable. pretty much the whole cast was good, minus a few, but it was really good

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  • T said

    I think it was a dumb idea and move to replace Robert Englund. To me the movie was a big ass floop. I will never see it again.

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  • kim earls said

    the new freddy is a total joke! not a natural at all nor was he scary. the new guy playing freddy almost ruined the movie itself for us, hope that if they do another they will be smart enough to get englund. i mean someone other than robert englund playing freddy is like someone impersonating elvis presley, a joke.

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  • Shane said

    Personally as a huge fan of the originals….Worst Nightmare by far,Haley should suicide because he was THAT BAD!!! God his lines sucked,he wasnt funny which FREDDY IS FUNNY AND TERRIFYING,His laugh sucked,I miss Robert Englund….i dont care if he has to use the force or whatever,stunt doubles,GIVE US BACK THE REAL FREDDY

    Go die in a fire Micheal Bay you bloody suck,your casting sucks and your movies suck,i will never watch another peice of crap that you supply the world with you OXYGEN THIEF

    Im considering coming to your house in hollywood and DEMANDING my money back for this movie ON PRINCIPLE!

    As a film on its own its fine….as Nightmare on Elm Street it was disgusting

    If you EVER make another horror please for the love of god make your own and dont MASSACRE a classic ever again you talentless short bus riding window licking retard

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  • kellymonster said

    this filmed was sh*t just like i new it would be. stop with the CGI for f*ck sake it does not make it scary just cheap.
    the girl was meant to be drag around the ceiling slowley that was scary not thrown so fast you can not focus on it.
    DO NOT REMAKE ANY MORE.

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  • kellymonster said

    The voice is all wrong and ever when he scrapped the knives was sh*t, i mean did they even watch the origanals???

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  • chris said

    okay let me say this as an all time Freddy #1 fan without robert that movie was pretty crappy i went and seen it and i did and didnt like it i did like because it took you back to why freddy started killing but i didnt like it because it was not freddy at all the face was so nasty and ugly and that voice just made you want to leave that movie in a trash can and i was all excited that there was another freddy movie to come out and i was really disppointed at what i seen Robert Englund is Freddy Kruger and always will be no one can be a Freddy Kruger like he could now if there wasnt going to be a Robert Englund as Freddy then you could have at least used someone better then who did play him Johnny Depp might have been a great Freddy I just wish someone can truely answer the question on to what happen to Robert Englund as our dearest Freddy Kruger

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  • errrric69 said

    The new reboot was very predictable. it wasnt scary and the new freddy looked more like an alein creature. Micheal Bay is a horrible director what he hade Transformers. Look how good the new ones are theyre horrible. Its sad Robert Englund wont come back but they should stop the franchise, he is the franchise! I had to watch it just because but will never own it and i own all the freddy films. Reboots hardly top the original and this is another one.

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    • Tom said

      Micheal Bay did not direct, he only produced it (provided the funding)although I agree that the reboot could have been done much better and that haley (while a good effort) can never really replace Englund. And it didn’t help that their final decision on the new Freddy makeup job was a very poor decision. As far as Freddy being scary, everyone knows who Freddy is so it’s fairly impossible to make him truly scary anymore (other than using the old jump scare routines). What made him so scary in the first movie was that he was a new horror character and nobody knew what he was really capable of. Everything after the first nightmare was unfortunately campy rather than scary.

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  • Joker said

    Yeah there were so many things wrong with this movie. Haley was the best thing in this movie but even hec couldn’t save it from a lazy script.

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  • keven said

    Ok they killed a classic the remake of nightmare on elm street Robert englund so couldve played Freddy again that was worst remake ever that’s hour and half of my life ill never get back Noone will ever replace Robert englund

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  • vera said

    NO ROBERT F**KING ENGLUND,then NO FREDDY F**KING KRUEGER! >:( nuff said. Robert is the real freddy.End of history,the rest are just wannabes -.- Do how many remakes u wanna do cause still they’re going to be a complete BULLS**T!

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