A new trailer for Samuel Bayer’s remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street has been released. The film stars Jackie Earle Haley as Mr. Kruger and is produced by Michael Bay. I recently watched the original Elm Street and this looks like a great update. I normally don’t check out the countless reboots/remakes/sequels of horror films in theaters, but with this one I may have to. Knowing Michael Bay got his fingers in this one is a bit disappointing but hopefully Jackie Earle Haley can make up for it. Check it out the full-length trailer below via MySpace or see it before The Crazies this weekend.
Plot: Freddy Krueger returns in A Nightmare on Elm Street, a contemporary re-imagining of the horror classic. A group of suburban teenagers share one common bond: they are all being stalked by Freddy Krueger, a horribly disfigured killer who hunts them in their dreams. As long as they stay awake, they can protect one another…but when they sleep, there is no escape
Donning Freddy’s trademark fedora, red-?and-?green striped sweater, and four-?bladed glove is Academy Award® nominee Jackie Earle Haley (“Little Children,” “Watchmen”). The film is being directed by award-?winning music video and commercial director Samuel Bayer (Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”), marking his feature film debut.
The teens whose dreams are terrorized by Freddy Krueger are played by an ensemble of young actors, including Kyle Gallner (“The Haunting in Connecticut”), Katie Cassidy (“Taken,” TV’s “Supernatural”), Rooney Mara (“Urban Legend: Bloody Mary”), Thomas Dekker (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”), and Kellan Lutz (“Twilight,” upcoming “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”). The supporting cast also includes veteran character actor Clancy Brown (“The Shawshank Redemption,” “Highlander”) and Connie Britton (“Friday Night Lights”).
A Nightmare On Elm Street hits theaters April 30, 2010.
What do you think of the new trailer?