David Tennant and Mintz-Plasse Cast in Fright Night Remake
Okay, consider my interest in Craig Gillespie's remake of the campy horror film Fright Night skyrocketing through the roof with this recent bit of casting news from Heat Vision, which says David Tennant ("Doctor Who") and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Kick-Ass) have joined the project alongside Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell and Toni Collette. We recently found out the setting of the remake moves the story from a suburban town to Las Vegas where a teen (Yelchin) is convinced that his new neighbor (Farrell) is a vampire when his mother falls under the spell of the charming bloodsucker. How do Tennant & Mintz-Plasse come into play?
Tennant will play the "Criss Angel-like" master showman Peter Vincent who seems to be the only one who believes Yelchin, but despite claims of vast vampire knowledge, he's just a clueless stage magician putting on a show. Meanwhile Mintz-Plasse is playing Evil Ed, Yelchin's friend who feels slighted that Charlie has left his nerdy past behind and thus joins the vampire's cause. Tennant hasn't yet made a huge splash stateside aside from his role in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, so I'm excited for him to snag a role like this. Of course, Mintz-Plasse has ridden the McLovin wave to quite an impressive career and this should be a decent follow-up to his turn as Red Mist. Consider me in full anticipation of this remake. How about you guys?