Over the past few weeks there has been a lot of chatter behind Warner Bros. Pictures’ A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot, which is slated for release on April 30. After a series of test screenings, word of additional shooting taking place over the holidays swept through the web, all while there is still some speculation of what Jackie Earle Haley will sound like as the new Freddy Krueger. While out promoting his role on “Human Target”, Haley went on record about some of these rumors.
Haley reveals that they still haven’t locked down a voice for the burnt child-molester.
“We’re still working on it,” Haley told Sci Fi Wire. “There’s still more [additional dialogue recording] stuff to do, so it’s an ongoing process, I think, until it comes out.”
And while they retool his voice, they’ve also been shooting some new sequences.
“We did do some re-shoots over the Christmas holidays, and I feel really good about that,” he said. “Just some re-shoots and tweaks that I think are probably customary for pretty much every movie that gets made.”
They add that some of the reshoots required Haley to wear the incredibly uncomfortable Freddy burn makeup. “Yes, I was tortured all Christmas,” he joked.
In the remake of the classic Wes Craven slasher, a group of suburban teenagers share one common bond: they are all being stalked by Freddy Krueger (Haley), 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.