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Old 02-12-09, 11:57 PM
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they have my consent.
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Old 02-13-09, 04:59 PM
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Rumor has it that Jackie Earle Haley is in line to be the next Freddy.

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I'd be okay with it. He definitely gives off a bit of a creepy vibe.
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Old 02-13-09, 05:03 PM
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^he's too tiny
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Old 02-13-09, 05:04 PM
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Blaaaaaaah....
I thought they wanted someone younger for possible sequels?
Jackie Earle Haley was born in 1961,He's too old if they going that route....
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I honestly can't think of anyone that could fill in for Englund. I woudn't want to be in that inenviable position of being "the new guy". I think this will be a horrible flick, but as with any other remake I'll wait for a trailer before I fully judge it.
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Old 02-13-09, 11:13 PM
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Well, the movie is being made whether we like it or not and after hearing about the casting of Kelly as Freddy it finally got me interested. Perfect casting. He is creepy as hell without makeup. I don't know anything about the story they are planning, but now I'm hoping that with this casting they do a back story before the fire.
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Old 02-13-09, 11:16 PM
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Blaaaaaaah....
I thought they wanted someone younger for possible sequels?
Jackie Earle Haley was born in 1961,He's too old if they going that route....
I don't see this being a problem. He is covered in prosthetics, so I see no issues with age.
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Old 02-14-09, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by riotinmyskull View Post
^he's too tiny
That's what she said. Sorry. Had to.
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Old 02-14-09, 09:38 AM
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Thanks to Little Children, I applaud this potential decision wholeheartedly.
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Old 02-14-09, 09:55 AM
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Spoiler:
This will suck
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Old 02-14-09, 10:26 AM
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I enjoyed it quite a bit and got exactly what I was expecting, namely blood and boobs.

One plothole kinda bugged me:

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The cottage that they stay at is pretty swank and is owned by the parents of the fratboy prick character. So this big fancy home was built and has presumably been occupied by the family for some time while Jason just sat back and did nothing until these kids show up?
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Old 02-14-09, 10:35 AM
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I enjoyed it quite a bit and got exactly what I was expecting, namely blood and boobs.

One plothole kinda bugged me:

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The cottage that they stay at is pretty swank and is owned by the parents of the fratboy prick character. So this big fancy home was built and has presumably been occupied by the family for some time while Jason just sat back and did nothing until these kids show up?
lol, I think you have the wrong thread Defiant
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I don't see this being a problem. He is covered in prosthetics, so I see no issues with age.
With that logic why replace Robert Englund then? Makes no sense to me....
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Old 02-14-09, 11:16 AM
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With that logic why replace Robert Englund then? Makes no sense to me....
They didn't replace him. They can't force him to make the movie and he wasn't interested in playing Freddy again.
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Old 02-14-09, 12:24 PM
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lol, I think you have the wrong thread Defiant
Yeah, but at this point can anyone really tell them apart?
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Old 02-14-09, 12:28 PM
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Yeah, but at this point can anyone really tell them apart?


i can!
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Old 02-15-09, 12:03 AM
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lol, I think you have the wrong thread Defiant
D'oh! Sorry!
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Old 02-15-09, 12:31 AM
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They didn't replace him. They can't force him to make the movie and he wasn't interested in playing Freddy again.
When the hell did Englund say that? He loves being Freddy.
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Old 02-15-09, 01:31 AM
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i can!
I meant remakes not Horror Icons.
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Old 02-15-09, 09:32 AM
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When the hell did Englund say that? He loves being Freddy.
He has said he doesn't want to play Freddy, but wouldn't mind doing a cameo. (try googling it, i'm sure you can find an article)

I think a cameo would be a bad idea, it would just be too distracting. Whatever small role he had would have no believability, because you would just be thinking "there's Freddy" during his entire screen time.
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Old 02-15-09, 10:32 AM
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I'm pretty sure Dino88 is wrong....
Robert Englund would never turn down Freddy....
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Old 02-15-09, 10:50 AM
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I hear they're going to ditch the original title and just call it: Freddy!

There also may or may not be some ensemble musical numbers.
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Old 02-15-09, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Torchur317 View Post
I'm pretty sure Dino88 is wrong....
Robert Englund would never turn down Freddy....
I agree, the guy needs a paycheck like the rest of us. I'm sure they told him he's out and he's trying to make it look like it's his idea. Hollywood always thinks it knows better than the public in these matters. Plus, they'll take the cheapest way out because Englund who's iconic in the part would probably cost a few extra bucks over a new face.
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Old 02-15-09, 11:41 AM
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I agree, the guy needs a paycheck like the rest of us. I'm sure they told him he's out and he's trying to make it look like it's his idea. Hollywood always thinks it knows better than the public in these matters. Plus, they'll take the cheapest way out because Englund who's iconic in the part would probably cost a few extra bucks over a new face.
I agree that he could be trying to cover what may have not been his idea in the first place, but I definitely read an article where he said he would only like to do a cameo. And if you watch "Attack of the Show" on G4, they reiterated this on either Thursday or Friday's show when talking about the remake.

I doubt the reasons for not using him are for monetary reasons. I mean they are replacing him with a very recent Oscar nominee, so if anything I think Haley could be worth more with that attached to his name now. I'm just guessing, but maybe they just want to try something new with the franchise and start fresh (as much as that may be possible..we'll see). With Englund, they may feel that they are only making another sequel whereas with a new face they are putting their own stamp on the story. I'm not saying that it's a great idea, but I'm just theorizing what may be going through the minds of the people behind the new film.

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Old 02-15-09, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Robert Englund
I wouldnít mind playing a cameo; it would be interesting to see if I could play the dream psychiatrist, I have heard that there is an interesting script regarding a prequel to the original going around. But lets face it Iím not a kid anymore; I have done a variety of films in many genres. I came out of that makeup after 10 years, and after I did a whole bunch of different films I did Freddy vs. Jason and have been real busy since. I could probably don the makeup, but they would certainly need a stunt double for the action stuff. Iím only good for about one take; then I get kind of sore.
He doesn't want to do it. He'd much rather keep making crappy flicks like Killer Pad.
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