Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Fright Night Movie Remake

Fright Night MovieDirector Craig Gillespie is working on Fright Night, a remake of of the 1985 film of the same name. The original movie, written and directed by Tom Holland, was a horror comedy about a teenager who discovers that his neighbor is a vampire. The updated version is expected to keep the comedy-horror tone while modernizing the special effects. The cast includes Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Imogen Poots, Toni Collette, David Tennant, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. The new Fright Night movie will be released on October 7, 2011.

"A teenager Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin) discovers that a vampire (Colin Farrell) has moved in next door to him, but no one will believe him."

Movie Cast:
- Anton Yelchin as Charlie Brewster
- Colin Farrell as Jerry Dandrige the vampire
- Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Evil Ed, Charlie's friend who feels slighted that Charlie has left his nerdy past behind and thus joins the vampire's coven
- David Tennant as Peter Vincent, a Las Vegas magician whose show revolves around horror-movie imagery
- Toni Collette as Judy Brewster, Charlie's disbelieving mom, who falls under the vampire's spell
- Asim Ahmad as Detective Sabian

Let's watch the trailer of the original Frigth Night movie:


Producer Michael De Luca explains why they're developing this remake of Fright Night:

"With all the romantic vampire stuff going on with The Vampire Diaries and True Blood and Twilight, the most obvious, we thought it would be interesting if, in this atmosphere of the way the vampire is being portrayed right now as a romantic object, under the wire of all that in the culture the real thing moves in next door.
And the real thing is a killer. Just a predator. It’s the shark from Jaws. On the outside it’s a seductive package and it looks like a human being, but it’s just about ripping your throat out and drinking your blood."
Producer Michael De Luca

They may want to bring back a real nasty vampire to the big screen, but why do they have to indulge in one more remake? Can't Hollywood come up with new original ideas nowadays?

Anyway, I'm a sheep, so I guess I'll still go watch the movie fright Night when it comes out in theaters!