Billy Bob Thornton cast as Freddy Kreuger?

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  1. Aragorn

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    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!
     
  2. Starbreaker

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    Casting for what? Freddy vs. Jason 2? Is this a continuation? A remake?
     
  3. nx1701g

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    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.
     
  4. Davros

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    They have long since made far more Freddy movies than they should have.
     
  5. Brian

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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? I thought I read that somewhere..
     
  6. Mr. Laser Beam

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    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. :eek:
     
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  8. Mr. Laser Beam

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    ^ You get *what* kind of a warning? :wtf:
     
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  10. A beaker full of death

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    I don't get it. Why not Englund?
     
  11. nx1701g

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    ^ Because it's a remake.
     
  12. Nedersong

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    And Englund's probably too old by now.
     
  13. James Bond

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    ^ He's only 61.
     
  14. Admiral Buzzkill

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    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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    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.
     
  16. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Thornton isn't much younger - he's 53.
     
  17. nx1701g

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    I'm happy with what I have thanks.
     
  18. A beaker full of death

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    How do you figure that? He can't be seen under the makeup. It's not like he's not up to it physically. So what's the issue?
    Besides, 61 isn't old. Look at Stallone and Ford.
     
  19. stoneroses

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    Can't they wait five minutes before doing a remake these days...
     
  20. Aragorn

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    Hey, in music "How Do I Live Without You" had versions by Tricia Yearwood and LeAnn Rimes come out at the exact same time.

    Maybe it's only a matter of time before moviegoers can decide if they want to see "John Grisham's The Partner," starring Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly and directed by Ridley Scott; or "John Grisham's The Partner," starring Ashton Kutcher, Heidi Montag and directed by Brett Ratner.