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SCREAM ’09: Jackie Earle Haley on ‘Elm Street’ Surprises, Freddy’s Voice and a Sequel!

Last year Derek Mears, the new Jason Voorhees, was welcomed to the Scream Awards. This year Jackie Earle Haley walked the red carpet of the 2009 Scream Awards (airing Tuesday, October 27 at 10:00PM ET/PT) to talk about his role as your new Freddy Krueger in the upcoming A Nightmare on Elm Street remake. Below you can read about how they’re still working on his voice, what he thinks of the fan reactions and how pleased his is with the final act of the film.
Since being on set and watching the San Diego Comic Con panel, there has been a lot of talk about Jackie’s voice in A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. He tells Bloody-Disgusting they’re not quite done yet.

We’re still getting it out there. We’ve actually been working on that for the last 3 days, doing some ADR work and will probably continue. It’s a normal process of post-production,” he adds.

As regular members of Bloody Disgusting, you guys all know what the fan reaction has been, Haley is thrilled by the positivity thus far.

I’ve been pretty thrilled with all of the responses, it looks really cool. A lot of people wish it was Robert [in the remake] and I get that,” he continues,”he’s made this character iconic and he’s iconic as well, it’s a tough thing and hopefully when the movie comes out people will dig it.

Spoiler Warning

I big portion of the remake focuses on “micro naps”, small moments of sleep that are induced by the brain after an intense lack of sleep.

It was awesome, it was a lot of fun and a lot of work and late hours too. They really did a good job with the sequences, especially the pharmacy, but I don’t want to give too much away.

But the real question is, after the torture of being turned into Freddy every single day, would Jackie be willing to do it all again if a sequel were ever made?

You know, I would imagine, I’m signed on so we’ll see how it goes,” he tells BD. “It’s looking really good, I’ve been in there working on the film and finally seeing some sequences and I’m really thrilled with what Sam and the guys are putting together!

You can all check it out when the nightmares begin on April 20, 2010.

Jackie Earle Haley is the new Freddy Krueger



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