How about Heath Ledger? I hear he made a great psychotic murderer in TDK!
Feb 5 - 10:49 AM
Larry David. That's all I'm gonna say.
Feb 5 - 10:55 AM
jimm carry but not as the fun house freddy
just think a bout it be for you blast me
he could be really creepy
i think im gona get killed for this
Feb 5 - 11:37 AM
Tim Roth does a nice line in nasty...looking forward to his Abomination in the Hulk.But really, do we need this? How about a new villain for the 21st Century?It's all too lazy, lazy, lazy...
Feb 5 - 11:55 AM
That pisses me off! Englund IS freddy. No one can do what he did. Thats bull****!!!
Who else can do that!!! I know Andy Dick? hahaha that would be funny!
Feb 5 - 12:03 PM
But they'll likely go with a much younger actor...because it would be quite stupid to put someone in as Freddy who is close to Englund's age.
Feb 5 - 12:23 PM
Huh... that might be weird. I'm usually not one to whine about a new character taking on a role, like the whole Kirk thing. Typically, I figure "who cares" and let them get on with it. Robert Englund is so eclectic though, and so grafted to Freddy, that if I see anyone else portray Freddy like FREDDY, it'd feel like watching a Robert Englund impersonator. Oh well, we'll see how this turns out.
Feb 5 - 12:28 PM
I am thinking Nathan Baesel. He played Leslie Vernon in Behind the Mask: the Rise of Leslie Vernon. It was a little horror movie that was quirky, scary and funny. He was just the right amount of creepy and funny in it.
Feb 5 - 12:47 PM
haven't we learned anything over the past two years. they are going to get some wb brat who's claim to fame is appearing on the cover of seventeen the same month his show debuted and got canceled. casting will be a mix of no names and barely knowns, with a few cameos of old characters for good measure. the story will either be based around the beginning or the end or both. the music will be a combination of the original score and godsmack. it will get about 14% on the tomato meter, and beat all box office records ever set for an opening weekend.
Feb 5 - 01:30 PM
willem dafoe is the best choice i have heard so far. he is scary in anything he does.
Feb 5 - 01:48 PM
i think its funny how people throw in huge names into the ring. granted these would be hopeful casting choices, but there is no way in hell Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Robert Downey Jr., or Johnny Depp would do anything like this. their talented actors, but wtf, use your head. its gonna be some no name guy and none of us will care about the movie, because horror movies nowadays suck. they're just an excuse to show lots of gore and nudity. they don't have interesting plots, the characters are retards, and the biggest reason they suck is that they don't do their job, which is to scare people.
Feb 5 - 02:15 PM
It'll be a B-Movie actor, Defoe is too much quality for this kinda stuff...remember, not many actors want the stigma of playing a child killer. Englund wouldn't be doin much if he wasn't doing Freddy, maybe a bit TV and low budget stuff. V the Return pt 2 perhaps?
Feb 5 - 02:24 PM
I heard the next remake is going to be The Exorcist with Dakota Fanning.
Feb 5 - 02:54 PM
It's hard to imagine anyone else playing Freddy other than Englund. It's like doing a Pirate movie with someone else other than Depp playing Jack Sparrow. But if they really want to do something new, and break away from where the franchise is now. Like what Chris Nolan and David Goyer have done with Batman franchise. Then I say more power to them. Just along as the powers at be get the right creative minds involved with the production.
Feb 5 - 03:18 PM
dethburger hates Flixster
There was a time when it was thought no one could play Frankenstein's monster but Karloff....WRONG! Horror icons WILL be remade...always have, always will. Wes Cravens New Nightmare should be mentioned somewhere here...great way to reinvent the Freddy franchise I thought...and opened the same day as Pulp Fiction. (I think PF really took some of this movies thunder away.)As for this "reboot", take it to the 'Hood....ala Candyman. You could build a great backstory where the parents kill Freddy because no one cares that its urban kids being murdered. Once Freddy invades their dreams then it can also become a plot device too. Don Cheadle IS Freddy.Or...Do it in suburbia and have Kurt Russell play Freddy.
Feb 5 - 03:38 PM
daniel day lewis or crispin glover
Feb 5 - 03:52 PM
mmmmmm maybe a woman freddy
now thats showbuisness
Feb 5 - 04:48 PM
it might be a trip if he made him more of a bruiser freddy never looked like he could physically challenge anyone so if the got some one more brawny not jason big but muscular and not as many one liners more serious possibly cerebral could be a trip more mind manipulation before the kill observing the mental break then stepping in thoughts off my dome. P.S if he came in mine it would be a short movie.;)
Feb 5 - 05:16 PM
I can't see Willem Dafoe in this... he would just strike me as awkward. Funny one of you should mention Depp. I think it could be interesting for him to come back and play in a remake of the movie that launched his career. Perhaps not as Kruger, but as one of the other male leads. I agree that Englund will forever be the man in the sweater. It would be difficult to name another, they'll have to get get a no-name.
Feb 5 - 05:28 PM
The pedo from "Little Children"
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