New Details Revealed on Craig Gillespie's Fright Night Remake

June 7, 2010
Source: STYD

Fright Night

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?

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  • Peace Love & GaGa
    Yes, sounds awesome.
  • pulp fiction212
    this movie scared me wen i was younger but thats so cool how there doing this:)
  • Vegas? Criss Angel type? Really? I think the directors actors and anyone else associated with this "rebootamakening" (I think I just coined a new would serve fans of the original better by visiting us each in our homes and driving ingots into our eyes and/or scrotums. I think I'll stick with the original and all its 80's charm. Cheers, Derek M DLM Entertainment
  • JAY
    DLM Entertainment...Please give me a break!!!! Ethan you should have been excited about this from the Beginning!!!!! So far every item that has come out about this remake has been stellar from the writer to the cast to the director. This film will be Awesome and we horror fans should be stoked.
  • Jessica
    sounds very interesting indeed, im happy that they are keeping the mangled fangs like the original, the whole criss angel thing, im a little iffy, why him? anywho, Tom Holland ( the creator of fright night) is a real good family friend of mine, he's also intrigued and excited for the film.
  • Crawfordjk2000
    i actually have it on dvd and watch it from time to time. Creepy scenes, stupid lines and bad hair dues. Really looking forward to this one and hope they involve the element of Fright Night movies(during the movie) or something internet based. Wonder if they will do any of stephen kings movies revamped?




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