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The Fright Night remake takes place in Vegas and other details

5 years agoby:

Recently, I re-visited the original FRIGHT NIGHT. I was curious how Colin Farrell might measure up to Chris Sarandon's portrayal of Jerry Dandrige. Then realizing how great it really was, I wondered what the new one would have in-store.

After a cluster of information brought by /Film via various new outlets, here's what we have going on as far as details for the remake:

- There's a new location: Vegas.

- Script writer, Marti Noxon (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER) is in pre-production for a July shoot. She says her modern take will feature a vampire that's more badass than the current trend of vamps. In her version, Dandrige is, "a much more 'Jaws'-like vampire in the Amblin tradition."

- To go along with the Vegas theme, Pete Vincent will be more of a "Criss Angel- type, a master showman" according to Shock Til' You Drop.

- Still no confirmation on whether or not Sarandon will have a role, or even a cameo.

While it isn't a lot of news, it's enough to make your brain start to trail off. Noxon did some great work on the BUFFY series, at least in my opinion. Also, while imaging someone replacing Sarandon is weird, I want to see what Farrell does with it. Fail or not, I'm very curious.

On the subject on Noxon, the writer will be stepping in the shoes as a director for a film titled, BOX CITY. There's no other details than that, except the cast alone is a reason to see it: Susan Sarandon, Topher Grace, and Zooey Deschanel.

Extra Tidbit: Anton Yelchin is taking on the Charley role, but who will be Evil Ed? What about Amy?
Source: VarietySTYD

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11:44PM on 06/08/2010
i'm way past get upset over remakes it's retarded too get upset every other week when a new one is annouced.I love Original Fright Night and if i don't like the look of the remake i just won't see it.
i'm way past get upset over remakes it's retarded too get upset every other week when a new one is annouced.I love Original Fright Night and if i don't like the look of the remake i just won't see it.
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7:00PM on 06/08/2010
This is going to be bad. Another stupid vampire flick with homosexual overtones.
This is going to be bad. Another stupid vampire flick with homosexual overtones.
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4:14PM on 06/08/2010

LAME

Only good thing I can see coming from this is hopefully we get a special edition of the original on dvd or blu ray.
Only good thing I can see coming from this is hopefully we get a special edition of the original on dvd or blu ray.
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1:02PM on 06/08/2010

Reserving Judgement until trailer

Could work, could be shit. I always thought Billy Zane would be perfect for the Vamp lead. Yelchin I'd rather see as Evil Ed and recast Aaron Johnson (kick-ass) as Charley. Who cares about Amy, she's just a plot tool so pretty much anyone will do as long as they get almost no lines.
Could work, could be shit. I always thought Billy Zane would be perfect for the Vamp lead. Yelchin I'd rather see as Evil Ed and recast Aaron Johnson (kick-ass) as Charley. Who cares about Amy, she's just a plot tool so pretty much anyone will do as long as they get almost no lines.
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8:55AM on 06/08/2010
As far as I'm concerned, I love the original one, but the reason I got interested in this remake is Colin Farrell, he can be a real badass vampire. I guess a jaw like vampire means a van helsing jaw type impression, if it's the case, this is so wrong...
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As far as I'm concerned, I love the original one, but the reason I got interested in this remake is Colin Farrell, he can be a real badass vampire. I guess a jaw like vampire means a van helsing jaw type impression, if it's the case, this is so wrong...
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8:30AM on 06/08/2010
This [link] is a bad idea from the start. I'm happy with Fright Night and even Fright Night 2 and that's it. Please, cancel the project.
This [link] is a bad idea from the start. I'm happy with Fright Night and even Fright Night 2 and that's it. Please, cancel the project.
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11:44PM on 06/08/2010
Fright Night 2... rollerskating vampires = Classic
Fright Night 2... rollerskating vampires = Classic
8:19AM on 06/08/2010
"a much more 'Jaws'-like vampire in the Amblin tradition."

What the fuck does that mean?
"a much more 'Jaws'-like vampire in the Amblin tradition."

What the fuck does that mean?
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11:46PM on 06/08/2010
Perhaps we won't see Colin Farrell until the last 10 minutes of the movie
Perhaps we won't see Colin Farrell until the last 10 minutes of the movie
5:36AM on 06/08/2010
Lame ass changes. I'll be sure to avoid this like the plague.
Lame ass changes. I'll be sure to avoid this like the plague.
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2:24AM on 06/08/2010
Couldn't they just call this something else? Maybe something like "Worst Piece of Shit Vampire Movie"?
Couldn't they just call this something else? Maybe something like "Worst Piece of Shit Vampire Movie"?
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10:11PM on 06/07/2010
For all of the news and casting and updates, I was getting pumped. But the whole small-town, minimalist approach from the original is what made it so classic. Adding glitz to a spooky vampire story that is supposed to be channeling an old-fashioned framework destroys the whole point...

RIP Peter Vincent... original and/or remake...
For all of the news and casting and updates, I was getting pumped. But the whole small-town, minimalist approach from the original is what made it so classic. Adding glitz to a spooky vampire story that is supposed to be channeling an old-fashioned framework destroys the whole point...

RIP Peter Vincent... original and/or remake...
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9:52PM on 06/07/2010
I'm glad to see this awesome film getting attention even if it's via a remake. I think this will come off quite well. The charm the original film had could never be duplicated though-that's always a dilemma for remakes/reboots. I'm happy to hear this.
I'm glad to see this awesome film getting attention even if it's via a remake. I think this will come off quite well. The charm the original film had could never be duplicated though-that's always a dilemma for remakes/reboots. I'm happy to hear this.
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9:27PM on 06/07/2010

Will never watch it . . .

. . . how they can explain the Vincent character is a "Criss Angel" type with a straight face is beyond me. Just terrible. If they had just gone the route of the kid, being a fan of the first movie, seeking Chris Serandon's help in beating the vamp, I'd have been pumped to see this. F this B.S. . .
. . . how they can explain the Vincent character is a "Criss Angel" type with a straight face is beyond me. Just terrible. If they had just gone the route of the kid, being a fan of the first movie, seeking Chris Serandon's help in beating the vamp, I'd have been pumped to see this. F this B.S. . .
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9:23PM on 06/07/2010

High Hopes

I really loved the original and a well-made remake would put all of these 21st Century pussy vampires to shame, but I have more doubts than anything. Great idea about casting Farrell Nikki, really awesome. They could go in an entirely different direction with the film though and cast Will Ferrell lol!
I really loved the original and a well-made remake would put all of these 21st Century pussy vampires to shame, but I have more doubts than anything. Great idea about casting Farrell Nikki, really awesome. They could go in an entirely different direction with the film though and cast Will Ferrell lol!
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11:47PM on 06/08/2010
actually having the two Farrells would be great,anyway the writer has done Buffy which tells me he knows how to merg comedy and horror which is a good sign.
actually having the two Farrells would be great,anyway the writer has done Buffy which tells me he knows how to merg comedy and horror which is a good sign.
8:41PM on 06/07/2010
Fuck this pointless remake. From the sounds of things this could have been a stand alone film without the need to hijack & rape a great vampire movie.

Fuck this piece of shit. Anyone who supports these endless remakes are responsible for the downfall of original film. Not the studios, they just follow your lead. You are responsible.
Fuck this pointless remake. From the sounds of things this could have been a stand alone film without the need to hijack & rape a great vampire movie.

Fuck this piece of shit. Anyone who supports these endless remakes are responsible for the downfall of original film. Not the studios, they just follow your lead. You are responsible.
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8:38PM on 06/07/2010
Jaws-like is good. Jaws-like is very good.
Jaws-like is good. Jaws-like is very good.
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8:32PM on 06/07/2010
The only reason I am interested in this is because of Zooey Deschanel. She can make me be interested in anything
The only reason I am interested in this is because of Zooey Deschanel. She can make me be interested in anything
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