New Details Revealed on Craig Gillespie's Fright Night Remake
Though we've seen plenty of casting announcements for Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell and even Toni Collette starring in Craig Gillespie's forthcoming remake of the campy 80's horror flick Fright Night, we've yet to hear any details about the film itself. However, deep in a Variety article about women in Hollywood (thanks to The Playlist), the project's writer, Marti Noxon, who was previously a showrunner for Joss Whedon's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" in addition to writing for "Mad Men", finally revealed some new details saying that the film will be set in Las Vegas and the vampire featured in this thankfully won't be covered in glitter.
Noxon says that the vampire in Fright Night, the suave Jerry Dandrige being played by Colin Farrell, is "a much more Jaws-like vampire in the Amblin tradition." This likely means he'll be relentless in his diabolical pursuits, but perhaps the full breadth of his monstrous nature will only be revealed little by little as we move towards the climax of the film where the monster will be seen in all of its glory and fright. In addition, STYD debunked the rumor that Chris Sarandon (who played Dandrige in the original) might play the washed up Peter Vincent character in the film, which, because of the Vegas setting, was changed to a Criss Angel type, master showman. I'll admit, this remake is sounding more and more interesting. Anyone else intrigued?