As I type, the remake to the 1985 cult classic Fright Night is currently in the processed of being worked on and we now have an official plot line to go with it. Here goes:
Senior Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally has it all going on: he’s running with the popular crowd and dating the most coveted girl in his high school. In fact, he’s so cool he’s even dissing his best friend. But trouble arrives when Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there’s something not quite right—but everyone, including Charlie’s mom (Toni Collette), doesn’t notice. After observing some very strange activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on the neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself in this Craig Gillespie-helmed revamp of the comedy-horror classic.
So needless to say, the storyline certainly sticks to the original so this could be a good one or it could burn big time and although there were angry fans who couldn’t believe there was even talks of a remake, the outcome of remarks has been surprisingly positive. The cast is also very different from the original as Colin Farrell will portray the infamous vampire Jerry Dandrige, David Tennant who will play Peter Vincent, Anton Yelchin who plays the scaredy cat neighbor Charley Brewster, and of course there’s Christopher Mintz-Plasse who will play the ‘Evil’ Ed Thompson. What’s really cool is that sources close to the production have mentioned that Chris Sarandon, who played the original Jerry Dandrige, will have a role in the remake as well even though it may just be a cameo.