Platinum Dunes' reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street is due out in the US in April of next year. Jackie Earle Haley is taking the lead as paedophile and dream-invader Freddy Krueger. Ain't It Cool's Capone has seen pics of Haley in costume at a special Comic-Con related preview, and had this to say:
"Anyone who thinks Haley's version of Krueger is a carbon copy of Robert Englund's is in for a bucket of ice-cold water dumped on your head. Yes, the sweater and fedora ... are pretty much how you remember them, but when we got our first glimpse of Haley in full Freddy makeup, there were two very shocking things that hit me: How realistic the makeup looked ... and the subtle differences on the original look this new version offers. Is it a better look? Will people take the new face of Freddy to heart? I truly have no idea."
It is likely that further glimpses will be revealed at the Comic-Con panel tomorrow. But in the meantime, here are some teaser images.