I never thought that I would be interested in any aspect of the Nightmare on Elm Street remake, but somethings changed. According to the famed horror site BloodyDisguting, Watchmen alum Jackie Earle Haley is close to inking a deal to star as Freddy Krueger! What?!! That’s the first thing that came to mind for me. I am in utter shock. This info has been swirling around for months but the site confirms exclusively that the actor is in final negotiations to star as the claw-yielding child killer.

Haley won’t be alone as the site has also confirmed that Kyle Gallner, who recently starred in The Haunting in Connecticut is in talks to star as Quentin. Quentin will mimic the Glenn character that Johnny Depp portrayed in the original Nightmare. As of right now both actors are close to signing their deals and insiders are expecting an announcement to be made next week!

This might actually work! If he combines the creepiness of his characters from Watchmen and Little Children we may have a winner!

Do you think Haley can hold up to Robert Englund’s Freddy Krueger?