Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Movie News: Fright Night's Casting Announcements

The re-do of Fright Night is surely on the track to vastly change all opinions belonging to those who stand firm in disregarding any horror remake.

The original, released 1985, is considered a classic by many fans of the genre, therefore were left outraged over the announcement of the re-do - which is unsurprising due to the consistently shoddy remakes. Still, there really is a silver lining as the casting announcements have sent film-goers in a frenzy at the sheer brilliance of it all.

First of all we have Anton Yelchin (starring in ultra slick Charlie Bartlett and last year's smash Star Trek) taking the lead role of Charley Brewster (originally played by William Ragsdale), then Oscar nominated actress Toni Collette as his mum, Judy, who falls for neighbour - and fiendish vampire - Jerry Dandridge (Colin Farrell). Finally, McLovin (or Chrisopher Mintz-Plasse) has been cast as Charley's best friend 'Evil' Ed, with former Doctor Who-star David Tennant taking over from Roddy McDowall as the Vegas magician and supposed vampire expert Peter Vincent.

The re-do will be directed by Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl) and Marti Noxon (who worked on Buffy the Vampire Slayer throughout its run) has helmed the screenplay.

The film has been scheduled for a 2011 release.

Surely that's enough to excite you!?

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