Just as we promised, the new trailer for A Nightmare on Elm Street has been released! The teaser debuted months ago in September, and now we’ve got the theatrical version. It premiered over on MySpace this morning at exactly 12:01 AM, and it looks…interesting. Freddy Krueger (Jackie Earle Haley) is back, but not in a campy-comedic way. He’s revisiting his horror roots…
A Nightmare on Elm Street is directed by Samuel Bayer and is produced by Brad Fuller and Michael Bay’s production company Platinum Dunes. The film isn’t so much a remake as it is a reboot, because the main character shares the same name (Nancy) as the girl from the original but that’s about it. There’s no Glen or Tina, or Rod, just some new kids named Kris, Quentin, and Jesse.
Prepare yourself because the teaser made this film look great, but the “expansive” acting that I’m seeing in the theatrical version worries me. It starts off with Kellan Lutz (who at this point no longer looks like a teen), followed by Rooney Mara, and a slew of other young thespians whose acting is terrible! They’re all recounting their experiences with Freddy in their nightmares and it sounds like their reciting dialogue directly off the page.
The only genuine scare I saw, was at the end when a doctor was trying to put Nancy to sleep, and on an interesting side note, she was played by Judith Hoag who starred as April O’Neil in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.
A Nightmare on Elm Street will debut in theaters on April 30, 2010.
What do you think of the theatrical trailer for a A Nightmare on Elm Street? Are you interested in seeing it?