Whoa, whoa, whoa. Let’s take it easy! Several on-line publications have been running a ridiculous story that actor Billy Bob Thornton will be taking over the role of Freddy Krueger in the proposed A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET remake. And the rumor was started by none other then former Freddy himself, Robert Englund.
Let’s look at the facts here… as much as I love Robert Englund, he’s not exactly very truthful when it comes to some of his quotes. The fellow has been talking about a FREDDY VS JASON VS MICHAEL MYERS starring Jamie Lee Curtis for years now, and obviously that’s a project that is never going to happen.
Also, Platinum Dunes producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form confessed at the recent San Diego Comic-Con that they haven’t officially secured the rights to remake A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET yet. It’s still in the works, so why would they even consider casting at this stage when there’s no movie, no production… hell no script yet. (Wesley Strick was just hired to write the first draft of the script.)
So in other words, I’m calling bullshit on this story. And if we’re wrong? I’ll link back to this story and eat my words…