Freddy Krueger returns for another round of slicing-and-dicing
You knew this day was coming. After Jason Voorhees was given a 21st century makeover, it was inevitable that his fellow ’80s horror icon Freddy Krueger would get the remake treatment. So next April, prepare for an all-new Nightmare on Elm Street, produced by Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes outfit–the same company behind the remakes of Friday the 13th, The Hitcher and The Amityville Horror. Taking over the iconic role from the beloved Robert Englund is Jackie Earle Haley, who recently cracked skulls as the anti-hero Rorschach in Watchmen and a whole crew of interchangeable young actors have been cast as Freddy’s teenage victims. Look for A Nightmare on Elm Street Version 2.0 in theaters on April 30, 2010.