Fright Night – latest news

Fright Night

Disney’s remake of “Fright Night” with Colin Farrell, Toni Collette and Anton Yelchin, is currently in pre-production for July shoot. In an interview in Variety, writer Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Mad Men) says that Jerry will be more of a predator than the current crop of sparkly vamps we’re enduring.

“He’s a much more ‘Jaws’-like vampire in the Amblin tradition” she revealed.

The new movie will be set in Las Vegas, and Shock Til You Drop have heard that the new Peter Vincent will be a Criss Angel type.

One does not equal the other

Oh dear…

I have exceptionally fond memories of the original (indeed in the moviegrrl vaults is a script for Fright Night 3), so may perhaps be being a little precious about this.

But Criss Angel?

Let’s hope this is one rumour that turns out to be unfounded. I am still hoping that, with Dreamworks producing, it will retain the lightness of tone of the original. Perhaps Noxon also wants to ensure that Vincent does not become a Rupert Giles-alike. And perhaps a gothy Peter Vincent will bring in the Twilight crowd.

Hmm, but where’s the fun, guys, where’s the FUN?


~ by moviegrrlreviews on June 7, 2010.

One Response to “Fright Night – latest news”

  1. Ooh the clip makes me want to rewatch the original before its memory is sullied by remake

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