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Thought: Top 5 actors that I think should play Roland Deschain of Gilead for “Dark Tower” film…

Ron Howard reportedly said he was going have a big name star to play Roland Deschain of Gilead for the live action, “Dark Tower” movie coming soon to the big screen. I’ve thought of 5 actors that could be perfect for the role.

Here they are!

  • Hugh Jackman – I mean, think about it. The reason I think Jackman would be perfect is because his Wolverine character was so much like Roland Deschain. Roland needs to be a bad ass tough guy like he was in the books, that’s what Wolverine was. Plus, Hugh Jackman has Roland’s look in the “Dark Tower” graphic novels.
  • Thomas Jane – Thomas Jane already played in two different Stephen King movies, Tom was in “Dreamcatcher” and, “The Mist”. Tom wouldn’t be a bad choice for Roland, ’cause he has this tough guy bad ass attitude as well!
  • Christian Bale – Many would disagree with this choice, I’m sure, but Bale wouldn’t make a bad Roland at all. Bale had this tough guy attitude when he played in Batman and “Terminator: Salvation”, which is what Roland needs, so Christian would be pretty decent!
  • Keifer Sutherland – Keifer’s hit show “24” is over and done with, I’m sure he’ll go back to movies full time again soon. I can see Keifer making one badass Roland. He might be able to pull it off.
  • Jackie Earle Haley – The “Watchmen” and “Nightmare on Elm St.” star could fit the Roland role as well. Jackie would be great.

Lets just hope Ron doesn’t get Tom Hanks or Russell Crowe for Roland. Ron and Tom Hanks worked together for so long over the years, I don’t think Hanks is needed for this one. I’m pretty sure Tom Hanks will get a role for “The Dark Tower” series, but not as Roland.


Film Review: Nightmare on Elm Street…

Starring: Jackie Earle Haley, Kellan Lutz, Kyle Gallner, Rooney Mara, Connie Britton

Directed by: Samuel Bayer

Today I just saw the “Nightmare on Elm Street” remake and here is my review:

Plot/synopsis: The story to the remake is pretty much the same as the original. Freddy Kreuger, a child killer, who was burned to death years ago. Appears in people’s dreams. Freddy murders people in their dreams which causes them to die in real life.

Again, this movie is getting mixed reviews and opinions by fans and the critics. Some hate it and some LOVED it! Me? Well, I fucking LOVED IT! Seriously, I did!!! I have always been a fan of Freddy movies. The Robert Englund ones. I probably liked the first couple of “Elm St.” films with Englund, the rest of them I didn’t care for and were kind of stupid. The “Elm St.” series went downhill after “The Dream Master”. I know the 1st “Elm St.” movie was directed by horror legend Wes Craven. Notice how Hollywood seems to be remaking every Wes Craven film these days (“The Hills Have Eyes”, “The Last House on the Left”, etc.)?

Some people claim that the Freddy Kreuger role, belongs to Robert Englund and him only. Well, that’s where I disagree. The Freddy Kreuger character is just make up. You can’t recognize the actor anyways and you can always copy that speaking voice easily. Plus, I’m sure the film makers at Platinum Dunes, got Englund’s blessing for going on without him, so I’m sure Englund is all cool with the remake.

The reason I loved this version, was that this is much darker and more evil. The new Freddy’s make up maybe bad and horrible looking but hello, it’s supposed to be like that. The new Freddy look is supposed to be disgusting. They wanted it more disturbing looking than the Englund version. The Jackie Earle Haley version looks exactly like a burnt victim. In the earlier, “Elm St.” movies, the Englund films, they made it look like he was a child killer…but in this one, they wanted Freddy to be more human like. They wanted to have the new Freddy to have some character than the Englund version. This version showed more of Freddy’s past of how he appeared to be today. The remake, made it turned out to be that Freddy Kreuger is a child molester, not just a child killer. So it makes a lot of sense of why Freddy only appears in teens dreams when they go to sleep. I think Jackie Earle Haley’s version is more creepier and darker than the Englund versions. Yes, Haley’s version still have that comical sense of humor like Englund but not much. This film wanted to keep Freddy scary, not humorous.

The plot and storyline maybe similar but the whole movie is pretty different than the original. I was surprised to see “Friday Night Light’s” star, Connie Britton, have a role in this. It’s not just a cameo with Connie, she’s one of the leading roles. Her acting is great as always. They wanted to keep this a serious horror film. Make it scary and creepy. It was kind of scary and creepy in my opinion. They tried not to make it a popcorn flick and made it an actual horror film. The film was extremely dark and it actually made me a little uncomfortable in certain scenes. I think this is one of the best horror remakes in a long while. In fact, I wouldn’t even call it a remake. I would call it a stand alone film. It’s the way the original “Elm St.” movie should have been. No offense to Mr. Craven and Mr. Englund. Looking forward to the sequel now!!!

Score for “Nightmare on Elm. St” = **** (4 stars as in = “excellent”)


First look at “A Nightmare on Elm St.” filming…

Well, the remake of “A Nightmare On Elm St.” started filming. Here is Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Kreuger. In these pics they are starting off as Freddy Kreuger being a human character and then they show how he turned himself into a monster that is only seen in people’s dreams?

See the cool pics here:




Platinum Dunes and New Line has found their Freddy Krueger for their “Nightmare on Elm St.” reboot…and it is definitely not Billy Bob Thornton. The new Freddy Krueger taking over Robert Englund’s place is an actor named, Jackie Earle Haley.

Jackie Earle Haley starred in the recent, “Watchmen” movie where he played Rorschach, the character that wears the hat, mask and long coat.

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Excellent choice! While I didn’t like the “Watchmen” movie, I loved the character that Jackie Earle played in it. The guy’s a great actor and I think he’ll make a great Freddy. Now I’m really looking forward to the “Nightmare” reboot! Bring it on!