One of the Young Actors From the Original Nightmare on Elm Street May Become Freddy Krueger Himself!

MOVIE NEWS – We must be aware that we’re at a crucial moment in horror history, where all the huge franchises of the 70s and 80s are being rebooted… Again!

And soon, we will see new versions of Jason, Leatherface, Pinhead and Freddy. Although a good number of these classic killers and monsters wear a mask, or are for the most part of their role silent, Freddy Krueger talks a lot and his facial acting is also very important. He was toned down in the original 2010 reboot, since Jackie Earle Haley took on a much darker persona than the original portrayed by Robert Englund. The last reboot was crap, so the new actor obviously must be closer to Englund as far as acting capabilities goes.

So do you think, Kevin Bacon Would be Good As Freddy in a Nightmare on Elm Street Remake? Kevin Bacon thinks so. He responded favorably after a fan wished that he play Freddy Krueger in the upcoming Nightmare on Elm Street reboot, but will it actually happen?

While big name stars aren’t necessarily needed to play the other slashers on the big screen, Freddy absolutely has the most winning personality. And it also makes sense that in the second reboot of the franchise, New Line would require an illustrious, perhaps even iconic actor. Maybe someone with marquee value. So why not Kevin Bacon?

Kevin Bacon is actually is no stranger to genre movies, since he played in such classics as Flatliners, Tremors and Stir of Echoes. This past year, he also played in the truly frightening thriller The Darkness, and let’s not forget either he got his big Hollywood break acting in the original Friday the 13th! So why not take on A Nightmare on Elm Street next? It was actually a fan that suggested he come aboard to take over as Freddy Krueger. And surprisingly, Kevin Bacon himself responded back on Twitter.

“I like the way you think!”

Unfortunately, with the Nightmare reboot still sitting at Platinum Dunes, there doesn’t appear to be any new movement on the reboot, though it has often been discussed over the years. The 2010 remake really left a bad taste in fans mouths, and it’s clear that no one has figure out how to move forward with the languishing horror franchise. David Leslie Johnson, who scripted Orphan and The Conjuring 2 is currently attached to write a new draft of the Elm Street remake.

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