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Old August 13 2008, 09:26 AM   #1
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Billy Bob Thornton cast as Freddy Kreuger?

Saw it being reported on IMDB, which naturally means nothing. If you do a Google search you can find a lot of stories about it, which are all pretty much the same unsubstantiated reports. They claim that Robert Englund revealed the casting of Thornton. Of course, if that's true, maybe Englund was just jerking the reporter's chain and just like that -- internet wildfire rumor!
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Old August 13 2008, 03:11 PM   #2
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Re: Billy Bob Thornton cast as Freddy Kreuger?

Casting for what? Freddy vs. Jason 2? Is this a continuation? A remake?
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Old August 13 2008, 03:23 PM   #3
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Re: Billy Bob Thornton cast as Freddy Kreuger?

A remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street is being worked on. BloodyDisgusting reported it a while ago, but I don't think that they've cast Kreuger yet.
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Old August 13 2008, 08:56 PM   #4
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Re: Billy Bob Thornton cast as Freddy Kreuger?

They have long since made far more Freddy movies than they should have.
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Old August 13 2008, 09:25 PM   #5
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Re: Billy Bob Thornton cast as Freddy Kreuger?

Isn't this supposed to be an origin story? About the "real" Fred Krueger and his crimes, not about the nightmare Freddy? I thought I read that somewhere..
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Old August 13 2008, 09:56 PM   #6
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Re: Billy Bob Thornton cast as Freddy Kreuger?

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Isn't this supposed to be an origin story? About the "real" Fred Krueger and his crimes, not about the nightmare Freddy?
That sounds interesting, actually. A straight-up crime drama, with no 'fantasy' horror elements? (Krueger's actual crimes were horrible enough.)

I just hope they don't do the story of his *conception*, though.
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Old August 13 2008, 11:46 PM   #7
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According to Variety it's a reboot (since every time I go to Variety I get an intrusion warning I'm connecting this to the wikipedia entry).
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Old August 13 2008, 11:59 PM   #8
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^ You get *what* kind of a warning?
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Old August 14 2008, 12:07 AM   #9
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An intrusion warning alerts me through Norton if something is trying to access my system from a remote location.
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Old August 14 2008, 01:29 AM   #10
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Re: Billy Bob Thornton cast as Freddy Kreuger?

I don't get it. Why not Englund?
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Old August 14 2008, 03:30 AM   #11
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^ Because it's a remake.
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Old August 14 2008, 04:24 AM   #12
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And Englund's probably too old by now.
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Old August 14 2008, 05:13 AM   #13
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^ He's only 61.
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Old August 14 2008, 03:38 PM   #14
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Re: Billy Bob Thornton cast as Freddy Kreuger?

If this is true, it's really inspired casting.

If Englund isn't going to do it - and he really is too old, sorry - it's pointless for them to go for a clone. Better to find someone with star quality who brings their own version of madness to it.
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Old August 14 2008, 03:53 PM   #15
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An intrusion warning alerts me through Norton if something is trying to access my system from a remote location.

I'm warning you now to try to get rid of Norton as fast as you can. it took my sister and I months to get rid of that trash and it's still partly on the computer.
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