Robert Englund Evicted from Elm Street?

"Industry sources" say the studios are looking for a new face under Freddy's fedora.

by | February 5, 2008 | Comments

That Nightmare on Elm Street reboot is still on — but it sounds like it might be time for Robert Englund to finally pack away his ratty old sweater and razor-tipped glove for good.

According to a report from ShockTillYouDrop, “a number of industry sources” have informed the site that none of the early discussions regarding the new Nightmare, which is being produced by New Line in conjunction with Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes imprint, include plans for Englund to reprise the role that made him famous. From the article:

The franchise facelift includes discovering a new actor to polish up the finger knives and play the iconographic dream role Englund has practically made his second skin since ’84.

Bad news for Englund? Perhaps, but it’s hard to imagine him slapping on the burn makeup again for anything but the money, and he’s hopefully got enough Nightmare residuals to keep him from taking paycheck roles. Either way, it seems the decision has been made, which means there’s only one thing left to do: Speculate as to who might make a good “new” Freddy Krueger. Ready, set, go!

Source: ShockTillYouDrop

Tag Cloud

CBS All Access Star Wars series Holiday WGN Superheroe toy story cats Esquire TCA 2017 Nominations Pride Month The Walking Dead concert green book 72 Emmy Awards festivals YouTube Premium Paramount Network WarnerMedia cancelled TV shows blaxploitation Masterpiece blockbuster Emmys Valentine's Day Amazon Studios franchise A&E nbcuniversal a nightmare on elm street cancelled television chucky Set visit south america police drama FX on Hulu cancelled TV series Sundance TV Trivia Nickelodeon child's play stop motion E! DC Universe talk show Holidays Nat Geo Lucasfilm USA Network Paramount Britbox documentaries BAFTA RT History Quiz Walt Disney Pictures Brie Larson Hulu TBS 2018 natural history Logo AMC TCA Winter 2020 NYCC reviews Emmy Nominations elevated horror documentary witnail Shondaland werewolf TIFF romance Writers Guild of America Christmas Universal YA Infographic television Rocketman football remakes cults RT21 cops Chernobyl parents game show classics tv talk twilight PBS strong female leads space SDCC TruTV American Society of Cinematographers Marvel Television renewed TV shows Photos Marvel Studios CNN Columbia Pictures Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt sports Video Games aliens screenings directors adventure Stephen King Cosplay cancelled jamie lee curtis psychological thriller teaser casting Disney streaming service TCA Character Guide FXX social media venice science fiction SundanceTV hollywood richard e. Grant nature independent Showtime Election Spectrum Originals politics SXSW YouTube Schedule Food Network ghosts indie vampires Grammys Trophy Talk Reality Competition dragons Amazon Prime comic PaleyFest Cartoon Network Comedy psycho Television Critics Association Country Avengers joker BBC America ITV die hard DirecTV Crackle 45 Song of Ice and Fire revenge sitcom rotten movies we love HBO 007 DGA batman Film Festival crime drama disaster satire 24 frames Rock nfl Tarantino Mindy Kaling technology spanish language based on movie Opinion Year in Review war fast and furious unscripted 21st Century Fox Captain marvel National Geographic CW Seed stoner FX Epix Sci-Fi Mudbound medical drama USA TLC Disney Tomatazos kids dogs binge Premiere Dates Ovation Freeform Red Carpet criterion dc LGBT hispanic 2019 Apple Tumblr Television Academy BBC One screen actors guild Ellie Kemper slashers PlayStation crime Heroines Binge Guide 2015 true crime NBC travel GLAAD critics cars Mary Poppins Returns MCU asian-american Lionsgate OneApp Best and Worst diversity comiccon thriller El Rey best docudrama Women's History Month CMT Marvel Shudder Black Mirror emmy awards sequel Pixar The Witch Mary poppins IFC Films Black History Month TNT Teen stand-up comedy Musical what to watch animated Apple TV Plus Pop TV Arrowverse Countdown TV President Bravo historical drama biography breaking bad reboot First Reviews IFC Discovery Channel comedies 2017 History spider-man Rom-Com Disney+ Disney Plus zero dark thirty 71st Emmy Awards adaptation TV Land game of thrones comics Winners free movies movies worst Elton John 2020 dark BET scorecard BBC Winter TV justice league crossover universal monsters facebook Polls and Games Travel Channel christmas movies 4/20 GIFs video robots Kids & Family harry potter TCA Awards Adult Swim A24 theme song anime ESPN scary movies cinemax crime thriller canceled TV shows Mary Tyler Moore miniseries Academy Awards Action mockumentary Spike Comic Book Hallmark Christmas movies streaming Watching Series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Biopics Acorn TV 20th Century Fox golden globes canceled Marathons ABC Creative Arts Emmys LGBTQ doctor who Sony Pictures quibi Super Bowl MTV Warner Bros. VOD mutant DC Comics latino BET Awards The CW CBS laika Syfy Music dramedy spinoff Musicals discovery Tubi Podcast movie E3 Comics on TV Film OWN Amazon Prime Video Animation APB mission: impossible Interview Hallmark Disney Plus Spring TV spy thriller superhero YouTube Red all-time Pet Sematary sag awards 2016 worst movies Western Cannes Reality rotten First Look halloween cartoon FOX HBO Go Awards Tour Horror See It Skip It Awards Lifetime versus Peacock ratings Star Trek obituary Ghostbusters spain anthology The Arrangement Martial Arts Family Sneak Peek Netflix Amazon Turner Classic Movies Sundance Now Crunchyroll sequels Trailer hist children's TV news The Purge toronto Certified Fresh VICE HBO Max indiana jones VH1 name the review Sundance Starz MSNBC zombie zombies Superheroes Hear Us Out Vudu supernatural Drama Extras romantic comedy cooking award winner San Diego Comic-Con Apple TV+ transformers finale Endgame festival films Oscars singing competition Fantasy composers dceu TCM DC streaming service Fox News Summer Box Office Fall TV Funimation serial killer Comedy Central New York Comic Con TV renewals Netflix Christmas movies Toys book X-Men video on demand Lifetime Christmas movies political drama Baby Yoda foreign Classic Film Turner Rocky Anna Paquin period drama Thanksgiving GoT Pop ABC Family Mystery Dark Horse Comics Disney Channel Calendar boxoffice Pirates