At 72 years of age, ROBERT ENGLUND thinks maybe he’s got ONE MORE “Nightmare on Elm Street” movie in him . . . but that’s it. Which means that if the franchise is going to continue, somebody needs to take over.
And Robert has a FANTASTIC idea for a replacement. At a horror convention over the weekend, he said, quote, “We need a new actor that you guys believe in, and trust, and love, that can go the distance.
“The rumor I’ve heard that I like is KEVIN BACON. Kevin loves horror. He’s a real actor. He’s a character actor. We need someone like that to take it on, and redo it, and redo it exploiting all of the new technology.”
For the record, Kevin is 61. The last time Robert played Freddy was in “Freddy vs. Jason” in 2003, when he was 56.
One last note . . . They DID remake the original “Nightmare” in 2010, with JACKIE EARLE HALEY as Freddy . . . but that one went over like a lead balloon.