Warner Bros/New Line Cinema has released a new movie trailer for Samuel Bayer‘s remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street. The new trailer gives us a much better sense of the film than the teaser trailer. We finally get a better look at the look and style of the nightmare sequences, and we also hear a lot more from Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger, although we still don’t get a good look at his face. I appears they are trying to reveal as little of Freddy as possible, to make him more mysterious. I wonder if this is just a marketing strategy, or if the film hides the character in the shadows until the end of the second act? Having seen Jackie in full head make-up on set, I will tell you — he was terrifying to look at. It is also very strange watching Jackie Earle Haley in this trailer after returning home from a screening of Jason Reitman’s presentation of Breaking Away at the New Beverly Cinema, in which Haley appears as a young teenager.
I’ll be honest — I’m really not sure what to think about the voice Jackie used for the character. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad they are making Freddy scary again — I always found it sad that the character devolves into an R-rated Looney Toons character in the later installments of the original series. Despite my hesitations (the recorded video on the laptop, some of the dialogue and performances of the co-star teenagers), I’m looking forward to this remake more than any of the other films Platinum Dunes has released thus far.
Watch the trailer now, embedded after the jump. I want to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
Official Plot Synopsis: Freddy Krueger returns in A Nightmare on Elm Street, a contemporary re-?imagining of the horror classic. A group of suburban teenagers share one common bond: they are all being stalked by Freddy Krueger, 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
Donning Freddy’s trademark fedora, red-?and-?green striped sweater, and four-?bladed glove is Academy Award® nominee Jackie Earle Haley (“Little Children,” “Watchmen”). The film is being directed by award-?winning music video and commercial director Samuel Bayer (Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”), marking his feature film debut.
The teens whose dreams are terrorized by Freddy Krueger are played by an ensemble of young actors, including Kyle Gallner (“The Haunting in Connecticut”), Katie Cassidy (“Taken,” TV’s “Supernatural”), Rooney Mara (“Urban Legend: Bloody Mary”), Thomas Dekker (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”), and Kellan Lutz (“Twilight,” upcoming “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”). The supporting cast also includes veteran character actor Clancy Brown (“The Shawshank Redemption,” “Highlander”) and Connie Britton (“Friday Night Lights”).
In theaters April 30, 2010.