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More on the Fright Night Remake … Location, Location, Location!

More on the Fright Night Remake ... Location, Location, Location!Some more tidbits coming to light today concerning the upcoming remake of the Tom Holland classic, including just where all of the vampiric action is set to take place.

In an interview with writer Marti Noxon over on Variety, Noxon revealed that Fright Night will be set in Las Vegas with a more badass vampire than the current vogue. “He’s a much more ‘Jaws’-like vampire in the Amblin tradition,” Noxon says.

The new version, directed by Craig Gillespie, sticks to the original concept of a teen (Anton Yelchin) being convinced that his new neighbor is a vampire, though no one will believe him.

Colin Farrell has the plum role of the vampire, named Jerry, who on the surface appears to be a cool guy but is really preying on the neighborhood. Chris Sarandon played the role in the 1985 pic.

Toni Collette is Yelchin’s mom, who at first disapproves of the new arrival but changes her attitude when she meets the magnetic man and — surprise — doesn’t believe her son when he tries to tell her Jerry is a vampire.

According to Shock Till You Drop, they’ve heard rumblings that Peter Vincent will be a Criss Angel-type. Being that the flick takes place in Vegas, that kind of makes sense. Hit up the link for a bit more.

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  • Blue Eyed Demon

    Peter Vincent will be a Criss Angel-type.

    That’s just terrible news, I really hope they re-think that…

    I believe that from now on anything I read relating to Fright Night, will be when we get news of the original hitting Blu-ray…

  • Tshoffie

    This movie is gonna suck end of Story…Stay with the original i guarentee you will be glad if you do.

  • Elf

    It would have been funnier because Marti Noxin was one of the main Buffy writers, to have an aging blond actress playing the role of a has-bin that was on a Buffy-type show.

  • Emy

    “Peter Vincent will be a Criss Angel-type”.

    Really?

    When he should be a much older gentleman, they could even go the route of an old showman who does some tricks in terms of reading people’s mind or other things closer to the supernatural. Even a tv host… But a “magician”?

    • Gus Bjork

      Yeah, but at least it’s taking a different spin and perhaps it’s not just a by the numbers remake. Personally I like the idea of a glitzy Vegas stage magician getting brought down to size.

  • Terminal

    Wow, they just made more of an argument on why NOT to see this.
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    “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

    • Vanvance1

      Marti Noxon was enough reason for me. I don’t know why Whedon employed her… maybe she was giving BJs in the men’s bathroom.

      • Terminal

        I don’t know why they’re taking this to Vegas. It’s so lame. I have zero intent on seeing this in spite of the cast. Anton Yelchin is VERY VERY talented, but he gets dragged down in these shit movies quite often. “Terminator Salvation,” and “House of D” and now this.
        ———-
        “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”