A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET Panel (WonderCon 2010)
Warner Bros brought its reboot of the classic movie, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, to WonderCon 2010. The panel for A Nightmare on Elm Street included Jackie Earle Haley (Freddy Krueger), Thomas Dekker (Jesse), Katie Cassidy (Kris), Rooney Mara (Nancy Thompson) and Kyle Gallner (Quentin).
We got to see a clip from the film which featured Kellan Lutz as Dean and Katie Cassidy as Kris. Let’s just say that things didn’t look too good for Dean as he couldn’t prevent himself from sleeping by the end of the clip.
Jackie Earle Haley mentioned that it was tough to take on a character that one guys has played for so long. But it’s a new vision of the film, so they needed a new Freddy. The movie has a bit of humor, but not as much as the original films.
The make up for Freddy was a real challenge. At first it took about 6 hours when they were still trying to make all the artistic decisions, but once they were made, it took about 3 hours to put on and 1 hour to take off.
In addition, the glove also took a little time to put on because they had to screw it on, which meant Jackie Earle Haley would have to keep it on for a while, which obviously gave him plenty of time to get used to it.
Here is a fun fact, Katie Cassidy hadn’t seen the original film, while Thomas Dekker was obsessed with it.
During the panel, everyone also took some time to talk about their characters, so here is what they had to say:
Kyle Gallner plays Quinn, the kid who teams up with Nancy to try and figure out what’s going on before they get killed in their sleep.
Rooney Mara plays Nancy. She mentioned that this version of Nancy is a little different than the original, she is a little darker than the original, more of a tortured soul.
Katie Cassidy plays Kris, who is the opposite Nancy. She just recently broke up with her boyfriend Jesse and has been having crazy dreams. She of course tries to piece it all together to save her life.
Thomas Dekker plays Jesse, a nice guy in high school. Kris has just broken up with him. Thomas Dekker mentioned that his most exciting scene was when he gets killed.