First Look: Jackie Earle Haley as the New Freddy Krueger
Well, okay, this is hardly a real first look, but alas, it's the only photo we got. MySpace has debuted the first official photo of Jackie Earle Haley as the new Freddy Krueger from Samuel Bayer's A Nightmare on Elm Street. Earlier today we gave you a hint what you can eventually expect in our set visit report coming early next year. Now you can get a glimpse at what Freddy will look like - and it's pretty much the same as we've seen before. For those of you who are a bit let down by this photo, don't worry, there will be another photo debuted on IGN today (that we'll add to this) that might show a bit more. Check the photo out below!
This new A Nightmare on Elm Street is being directed by first-time filmmaker Samuel Bayer who got his start directing commercials. The screenplay was co-written by Eric Heisserer and Wesley Strick. In addition to Earle Haley, this stars Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner, Katie Cassidy, Thomas Dekker, Kellan Lutz, and Clancy Brown. I'm sure we'll be hearing/seeing a lot more from this soon, so stay tuned. And if you're still upset at this photo, just take what Steve from Collider has to say. "After all, Freddy comes to you in dreams, so what better way to start than by letting you imagine what the rest of his face looks like." Thoughts?
Reader Feedback - 19 Comments
I feel sick watching this picture. Like a cheap Englund knock off. A freddy bootleg movie made with indian actors bought in a market in Thailand. Maybe it's just because of the extreme similarity, but I don't dig it. It's like when Kiss let the new members use the kicked out members make-up. Weird and wrong.
ryderup on Jul 22, 2009
Das gefällt mir sehr. Ich bin sowieso großer Fan von solchen Filmen =) Ich bin jetzt schon sehr gespannt wie der Film wird.
Paul on Jul 22, 2009
I don't mind the fact that Englund isn't returning, (it wouldn't be a remake if he did) but I do feel this movie is gonna stink. I hope I'm wrong.
Blake on Jul 22, 2009
@ #1 LMAO for the Kiss reference.
Matthew on Jul 22, 2009
I like it.
Xerxex on Jul 22, 2009
Trey on Jul 22, 2009
nightmare on elm st was a classic in the 80s,its shame that its being made it better be good.
zetsu on Jul 22, 2009
Looks like this Freddy has a bit of a gut.
In_rainbows on Jul 22, 2009
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MILLUS on Jul 22, 2009
Wow looks just like him.....................If you could see him
SHANEDAV on Jul 22, 2009
at least they have a great actor playing Freddy. With the Halloween revamps, it isn't surprising to see a Nightmare on Elm St remake. The original NoES was great for what it was, hopefully they will stay away from the comic schtick that plagued the sequels.
Tether on Jul 22, 2009
not much of a first look if you ask me. still i dig it!
DoomCanoe on Jul 22, 2009
I can't see his face. Which is the important part. That could be anyone dressing up. I really like jackie earl hayley. It is a shame we still don't see him as the character.
link1983 on Jul 22, 2009
The photo makes him looks like the old Freddy. Can't wait.
Fisherr on Jul 22, 2009
Is that all? I was expecting. . . . well I was expecting more, much more.
Comingsoon.net on Jul 22, 2009
Robert Engluund is Freddy Krueger! It is easy to remake friday the 13th because any big person could play him, but Englund made freddy his own. This guy looks the same as the freddy we already know, so why bloody recast him?
Last Son on Jul 22, 2009
i think Haley was a great choice to play freddy. i have high expectations.
mmurphy on Jul 23, 2009
robert england refused to do it his fault the legend wanted to live on so someone stepped up completly diffent man (towards the person below me )
james on Jul 23, 2009
i think this movie could be pretty good. sure the old ones were great and all but that was the 80s. its a new time. robert englund was great but he only showed one side to the character. but u can tell from in the trailer that this new guy will do more. and this aint the guys first role as some creepy pedophile and he was pretty damn good as roshak in the watchmen. so u should at least give the guy some credit and not pick on him till the movie actually comes out, cuz it could be alright.
Nathan on Oct 19, 2009
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