Freddy Krueger 2.0 to Sling That Blade?

Is there a horror movie franchise from the ’70s and ’80s that Michael Bay and company aren’t trying to remake for today’s easily pleased audiences? (Seriously, five installments into the “Saw” franchise, and kids are still lining up? This generation’s gone to hell in a hand basket, I tell ya. Get off my lawn! Ahem. Anyways…) Probably not, but let’s not talk about it too much, we might give these bozos more stupid ideas. Their latest stab at fubarring the childhood memories of horror fiends everywhere is remaking the “Nightmare on Elm Street” franchise, but of course, with a remake of said franchise comes the inevitable question: who puts on the franchise’s signature killer? In this case, teen-slashing, dream-invading, bad pun-cracking Freddy Krueger? How about Billy Bob Thornton?

Well that’s the rumor according to Joblo.com:

But who could possibly replace Robert Englund as the iconic rake-handed Freddy Krueger?

How about Oscar-winning actor Billy Bob Thornton? It’s just a rumor at this point — but it was initiated by the original Freddy himself. Robert Englund was on the late night radio show Loveline last week to promote JACK BROOKS, MONSTER SLAYER (and discuss sex, I guess), and was inevitably asked about the NIGHTMARE reboot. And Englund stated that the last gossip he heard was that Thornton could be slipping on the sweater and burn makeup for the role.

So is it possible that the world’s deadliest dream killer will now have a lazy Southern drawl? God, I hope not. This would really suck. Stupid rumor mills.

Billy Bob Thornton as Freddy Krueger



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  • ashlea

    i love scaries movies. i have seen so many of them everytime i get a chance im watchin one. I loved all the Freddy Krueger movies and so many others. But i have seen some shity scary movies. I really think you need to look for someone else to be Freddy cause Billy bob just don’t scare me at all. I have never seen him in any scare movie. You need someone who can be just like Robert Englund….Dont remake this move if your going to use Billy bob just cause he is been in alot of movies, doesnt mean he will be a great Freddy.

    Thank you
    have a nice day
    ASH!!!!!

  • ashlea

    i love scaries movies. i have seen so many of them everytime i get a chance im watchin one. I loved all the Freddy Krueger movies and so many others. But i have seen some shity scary movies. I really think you need to look for someone else to be Freddy cause Billy bob just don’t scare me at all. I have never seen him in any scare movie. You need someone who can be just like Robert Englund….Dont remake this move if your going to use Billy bob just cause he is been in alot of movies, doesnt mean he will be a great Freddy.

    Thank you
    have a nice day
    ASH!!!!!

  • ashlea

    i love scaries movies. i have seen so many of them everytime i get a chance im watchin one. I loved all the Freddy Krueger movies and so many others. But i have seen some shity scary movies. I really think you need to look for someone else to be Freddy cause Billy bob just don’t scare me at all. I have never seen him in any scare movie. You need someone who can be just like Robert Englund….Dont remake this move if your going to use Billy bob just cause he is been in alot of movies, doesnt mean he will be a great Freddy.

    Thank you
    have a nice day
    ASH!!!!!

  • Aaron

    I think that the role should go to Ray Liotta…

  • Aaron

    I think that the role should go to Ray Liotta…

  • http://Erik Aaron

    I think that the role should go to Ray Liotta…

  • miztah j

    WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!! STOP SMOKEING CRACK!!! If it’s not going to be Robert then DONT MAKE THE MOVIE!!!!!NO NO I DO NOT NEED”MMMM HMM I LIKE MUSTERD AND BISCITS MMMHMMM”………no true horror nut like myself will go but I also said that they should bring jack Nicholson back to play joker I still think that but the whole world thinks imp wrong…so maybe I am on this to but please if you don’t use Robert don’t make it and if you do and don’t use him at least make it the most terrifying shiting your pants vomit inducing nightmares every night for the rest of your life type thing the world has ever seen I suggest you hire some Korean writers who have in the past made some very creepy stuff things that will make a grown man think twice before dangling his feet over the edge of the bed and the same time some American writers to pump up the gore other wise you just made a million dollar movie that equals a steaming pile of shit

  • miztah j

    WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!! STOP SMOKEING CRACK!!! If it’s not going to be Robert then DONT MAKE THE MOVIE!!!!!NO NO I DO NOT NEED”MMMM HMM I LIKE MUSTERD AND BISCITS MMMHMMM”………no true horror nut like myself will go but I also said that they should bring jack Nicholson back to play joker I still think that but the whole world thinks imp wrong…so maybe I am on this to but please if you don’t use Robert don’t make it and if you do and don’t use him at least make it the most terrifying shiting your pants vomit inducing nightmares every night for the rest of your life type thing the world has ever seen I suggest you hire some Korean writers who have in the past made some very creepy stuff things that will make a grown man think twice before dangling his feet over the edge of the bed and the same time some American writers to pump up the gore other wise you just made a million dollar movie that equals a steaming pile of shit

  • miztah j

    WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!! STOP SMOKEING CRACK!!! If it’s not going to be Robert then DONT MAKE THE MOVIE!!!!!NO NO I DO NOT NEED”MMMM HMM I LIKE MUSTERD AND BISCITS MMMHMMM”………no true horror nut like myself will go but I also said that they should bring jack Nicholson back to play joker I still think that but the whole world thinks imp wrong…so maybe I am on this to but please if you don’t use Robert don’t make it and if you do and don’t use him at least make it the most terrifying shiting your pants vomit inducing nightmares every night for the rest of your life type thing the world has ever seen I suggest you hire some Korean writers who have in the past made some very creepy stuff things that will make a grown man think twice before dangling his feet over the edge of the bed and the same time some American writers to pump up the gore other wise you just made a million dollar movie that equals a steaming pile of shit

  • Travis

    I think though I didn;t like this on the Halloween remake that they should focus on a back story..maybe even a prequel of Nightmare on Elm Street! Focus on how he got to be Freddy…thats where Billy Bob would come in handy…showing how he killed those kids and the mothers burned him alive..good stuff there that was never covered too well. I think its time to think prequel, not remake. It will help reboot the franchise!