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‘Fright Night’ Clip Dump

Craig Gillespie‘s remake of the 1985 cult classic, Fright Night opens this weekend. So of course, in good ‘ole promotional fashion the internet has been inundated with clips. Collected here for your viewing pleasure (or displeasure, I dunno, vampires might not be your thing) is a bunch of clips which have been released this week.

In this cavalcade of clips, available below the cut, you’ll see David Tennant as a vampire-slaying badass, Colin Farrel as the smarmy vamp in an awesome red band clip, as well as Toni Collete playing cool mom to Anton Yelchin.

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If you discuss the new Fright Night in different social circles, for example a group of nerds and a group of non-nerds, you’re going to find different aspects of this film mentioned. For instance, a group of non-nerds may comment on what a sexy vamp Colin Farrel is (barf) or maybe that they’re totally done with vampire movies. The most likely response form the group of nerds will be, “David Tennant!! OMG! SQUEE!! DOCTOR WHOOOO! I LURVE HIM!!” Or something along those lines. And it doesn’t matter the gender of said nerd, we all are freakin’ adore David Tennant.

Funny then, how Tennant has been barely featured in the trailers. At least now with these new character posters we get a decent look at his vampire huntin’ magician, Peter Vincent. Check out the gallery below.

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– yet no one, including Charlie’s mom (Toni Collette), seems to 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.

Fright Night opens nationwide August 19th.

source: /Film

The Fright Night remake from Craig Gillespie is only months away, so consider this the first of many clips coming our way. It will be released in 3D and stars Colin Farrel, Anton Yelchin, David Tennant, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Toni Collete and will be released August 13th. I really hope this one lives up to the original, maybe with a little less camp. But it does need to be funny, which this clip and the trailer haven’t shown.

Here’s the film’s synopsis if you’re not familiar,

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.

See, even the synopsis mentions comedy, so where’s the funny!?

This sneak peak features Jerry (Farrel), the vampire next door, giving a reality check to Charlie (Yelchin).

I don’t know if Farrel’s vamp can stand up to Chris Sarandon’s, but he does come off as really creepy, so win? Of course, we’re all waiting for some footage of Tennant as Peter Vincent. It’s completely different from Roddy McDowell’s role, but who cares, it’s David Tennant, as nerds we’re going to love him.

source: GeekTyrant

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But is it a reboot? There’s been talk of this film being a closer adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s 1966 short story, We Can Remember it for you Wholesale and this casting of Bryan Cranston fits with that assumpton. Cranston won’t be playing the villain from the original film, Michael Ironside, but rather Vilo Cohaagen, the leader of the nation state Euromerica. Here’s a synopsis:

The new story involves nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai, with Douglas Quaid (Farrell) a factory worker in the latter who begins to believe he is a spy, although he doesn’t know for which side. Cranston would play Vilos Cohaagen, the leader of Euromerica who, under the cover of protecting his people, is secretly readying an invasion of New Shanghai.

This sounds like a much darker tone than what we saw in the 1990 version. Cranston will join Colin Farrell as the lead and Len Wiseman (Underworld, Live Free or Die Hard) as director. Cranston has been marvelous on Breaking Bad so hopefully he’ll add more confidence to this project, since we all know Farrel as a lead doesn’t draw big crowds. What are you guys thinking about this casting news?

source: /Film

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