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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...



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    B-D has scooped that Paul Thomas Anderson likes horror films. And may make one. Someday. ;) lol

    That is an awesome Krueger pic!

    It is my hope that Bay's remake o' rama production company and his two little puppets Brad Fuller & Andrew Form NEVER obtain rights for NOES... haven't they butched enough horror classics?!?

    Thank god.

    I almost hemmoraged at the thought of ole Billy Bob as Freddy Kreuger. Thank God it's only some drunken rumor being entertained by bored rich kids on a spray-paint high!

    Please, H'wood!! NO MORE REMAKES!!!!!!!!!

    Ok what is sad about this is that all NOES fans have been waiting for a new one not a damn remake use your imagination people.... what the hell happened to a good horror flick we are so introverted nowadays that everyone hides from a black cat walking in front of you damn i could go on for hours but please pass the word along that WE NEED GOOD NOT CORNY HORROR MOVIES to watch
    spank you

    That sounds exactly like something Robert Englund would spread to keep the rumours up.
    I love to see that people are falling for (obviously humourous) hints. Brilliant.

    I dont really like billy bob thorton. if he is the new freddy, then i will not see it. he isnt that good of an actor to me.

    ENOUGH with the remakes already!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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