News on the remake of 1985 American horror flick Fright Night is about to pick up faster then a Vegas magic show. Stills for the Craig Gillespie take have begun to surface online and they look simply fantastic. Among these stills was a shot of former Doctor Who star David Tennant looking like a certain magician that needs to be taken down a peg or two with a baseball bat (talking to you Chris Angel). Looking like his promotional banner the now Las Vegas/British magician Peter Vincent looks right for the R rated film. Maybe they’ll pull a rabbit out of a hat in this movie (now that’s magic).
Trading in stakes for playing cards and Doves
I blame the bear,d but his look just makes you want to hate him, even though he’s one of the good guys. Sure, he’s not the original vampire killer Roddy McDowall, but Tennant has been known for making a character his own and that’s a welcome scene. Enjoy the rest of the stills released by the studio, who have now created a facebook page, Twitter account, a brand new synopsis to accompany the film:
Senior Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally has it all-he’s running with the popular crowd and dating the hottest girl in high school. In fact, he’s so cool he’s even dissing his best friend Ed (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). But trouble arrives when an intriguing stranger Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there’s something not quite right-and everyone, including Charlie’s mom (Toni Collette), doesn’t notice. After witnessing some very unusual activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on his neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone that he’s telling the truth, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself in this Craig Gillespie-helmed revamp of the comedy-horror classic.
Things can only go up from here as there should be more Fright Night news in the coming weeks right up to the release on 19th August. 2011, in 3D from Dreamworks.