Freddy Meets Rorschach: A New Nightmare… on Elm St.!

Guess who’s coming back to Elm St.? This time around, it won’t be Robert Englund in the role of Freddy Krueger, the horror icon he originated in the Nightmare on Elm St. series of films. Much like ’80s horror classics like Halloween and Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm St. is ready to be remade.

Although original director Wes Craven will be one of the new Nightmare’s writers, Samuel Bayer will be taking up the director’s mantle. The most significant change, however, is that Jackie Earle Haley will be slipping into Freddy Krueger’s infamous bladed gloves. This won’t be much of a stretch for Haley considering he spent much of his role as Rorschach in Watchmen emoting behind a mask. For the part of Freddy, Haley will probably be somewhat more visible, albeit under layers of makeup to depict Krueger’s burnt, scarred visage.

While it’s too early to tell how Jackie Earle Haley will be received in Robert Englund’s signature role, we won’t get a peek at the new Nightmare until 2010 when the film is released. Maybe next year, Jackie Earle Haley can do for Watchmen Rorschach costumes this year! So far, Rorschach and Watchmen costumes are on par to being the big hit costume of 2009. We’ll know for sure if Haley has the Midas Merchandising Touch next year when he brings his version of Freddy to the big screen and costume racks!

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