‘Twilight’ Star Kellan Lutz Eager to Take On Freddy in ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ Reboot

We have complicated tastes here at the MTV Movies Blog. While it’s easy to find a horror website devoted to all things Freddy Krueger, or a Twilighter site breathlessly counting down the days to “New Moon,” you might not see that chocolate-and-peanut-butter combination crossing paths very often in a single place.

That is just one of the reasons why we’re so excited to report on the upcoming “Nightmare on Elm Street” reboot. Because we looooove Freddy, and we also looooove Kellan Lutz. And like any good parent, we could never pick one over the other.

“I’m shooting ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ right now,” Kellan told us recently. “Which, for me, is one of the scariest thriller-type movies I grew up watching.”

As the Twilighters know, Emmett Cullen is a pretty tough dude -– and Lutz is no slouch himself. So, although the actor seems destined to be another of Freddy’s ill-fated teens, we’re hoping he’ll at least put up a pretty good fight.

“It’s very similar to [the original], but with new characters,” Lutz explained, assuring us that he’s not stepping into the role originated by Johnny Depp or anything. “It’s a lot of fun, and it’s actually pretty spooky to be on the set, on location seeing what we’re working with… you walk into these locations and it’s like, you’ve gotta watch your back.”

“It’s a really great cast, and the script is great,” Lutz said of the film, which hits theaters next April and stars Jackie Earle Haley as the new Freddy Kreuger. “It’s been great working with Jackie and Thomas [Dekker] and Katie [Cassidy] and Rooney [Mara], and Jackie is a really nice guy — but he’s gonna do a great job doing Freddy.”

Twilighters: Are you ready to see Kellan in a bloody horror flick? Horror fans: Are you cool with having a “Twilight” heartthrob in your Freddy movie?