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.
Looks like everyone's favorite psychopath from Watchmen will be the next Freddy. Really glad they picked a guy that can act. I hope the remake will be more like the orginal and be horror focused and not as silly as most of the sequels.
Maybe Robert Englund and Johnny Depp will have cameos?