The Haunting In Connecticut star Kyle Gallner is to reprise Johnny Depp's character in the Nightmare On Elm Street remake, according to Internet reports.
Depp played Glen Lantz in the 1984 classic and now Gallner will dabble with villainous ghoul Freddy Krueger 15 years later.
Gallner's character has been renamed Quentin for the update, which will feature The Watchmen star Jackie Earle Haley as Krueger.
As in the original, Krueger - a serial child killer murdered by angry parents - will terrorise teens as they sleep, according to Bloody-Disgusting.com.
Watchman star Jackie Earle Haley has signed up for the Nightmare On Elm Street remake.
Haley will play Freddy Krueger in the reimagining of the 1984 Wes Craven classic.
Transformers director Michael Bay is producing the film with Platinum Dunes and New Line studios. Music video director Samuel Bayer is directing, while Arachnophobia and Doom writer Wesley Strick is penning the script.
Shooting begins in Chicago in May.http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/a151959/watchmen-star-to-play-freddy-krueger.html