Remakepalooza - 'Poltergeist' Redo Gets a Date, Freddy Krueger Gets a Scottish Accent   

August 16, 2009 "If it's not Scottish, it's crap!" Yes, it's true. Freddy Krueger is going to have a Scottish accent in the upcoming "A Nightmare on Elm Street" remake. Plus we've got news on a release date for the remake to "Poltergeist."

First, "Poltergeist." MGM's remake of "Poltergeist" hasn't started filming yet, but it already has a release date. November 24, 2010, Thanksgiving weekend. Vadim Perelman is directing. ...

"Halloween II" has had postive test screenings in New York and Los Angeles, and director Rob Zombie believes the grittier film should remind viewers of "The Devil's Rejects." "We shot the last film on 35mm, it was cleaner. This one, we went back to shoot a dirty, nasty movie on 16mm." ...

Finally, the UK's Daily News reports that Freddy Krueger will have a Scottish accent (!) in next year's Platinum Dunes remake of "A Nightmare on Elm Street." Here's what the actor, Jackie Earle Haley, told the Daily Mail about his take on the character.

"I thought it would be really interesting to give Freddy a Scottish accent and I think it works. It's a scary process trying to step into the shoes of Robert Englund."

Hmmm. Are hardcore remake fans still looking forward to this film? Perhaps the new Krueger could wear a kilt for added realism.

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