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Writer/Producer Marti Noxon talks Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Fright Night remakes

Feb. 18, 2011by: Niki Stephens

As a fan of both BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (movie and series) as well as FRIGHT NIGHT, I was interested when I came across a small article that mentioned both.

MTV Movies Blog caught up with co-writer of I AM NUMBER FOUR Marti Noxon during a premiere for the film. As you know, Noxon wrote several episodes as well as produced for BUFFY and is the main writer on the FRIGHT NIGHT remake. A BUFFY re-do I'm not so happy about, especially if writer and creator Joss Whedon is not allowed at the party.

Noxon shared her feelings on the subject, Its hard to imagine anybody but Joss bringing that to the screen. I wouldnt want to be the person trying to write it. And I worked on the show, but I would not want to be that [person] because the fans are very loyal. Theyre excruciatingly loyal, unless they hate you, in which case theyre excruciating about that too. She's not lying.

Then the FRIGHT NIGHT remake came up for discussion. This is something that I have a hard time being against. Mainly due to the fact that my favorite Doctor, David Tennant and one of my favorite Irish actors, Colin Farrell have starring roles in the film. Noxon described the updated as such, "It's 20 years later, so there were certain things about the movie that we just completely reimagined. It's a different setting and the Peter Vincent character is a totally different kind of guy. The plot is quite different, but there's a lot of the same basic set up." She then explained how they tried to stay as true to the original, "We identified scenes that were iconic from the original movie and tried to make sure that we hit those beats. There was some puzzle-doing, fitting a new story into that framework. But I had such a good time on that movie, I really did. It's been amazing from start to finish, so we'll see what happens."

So...shouldn't we be seeing a trailer for the FRIGHT NIGHT remake soon?

Extra Tidbit: As for something Whedon related, were you guys excited when you heard that FIREFLY would be replaying on The Science Channel. Plus, Nathan Fillion said that if the show came back he would play Mal again. Then added this, "If I got $300 million from the California Lottery, the first thing I would do is buy the rights to "Firefly", make it on my own, and distribute it on the Internet."
Source: MTV Movies Blog

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12:52PM on 02/19/2011
I love Fright Night and Buffy to death. But I read the full article and I'm really confused about some of the choices they've made in character relationships and dialogue. I'm also having a hard as hell time being against it but its slowly getting more reasons.
I love Fright Night and Buffy to death. But I read the full article and I'm really confused about some of the choices they've made in character relationships and dialogue. I'm also having a hard as hell time being against it but its slowly getting more reasons.
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1:10AM on 02/19/2011
I'm with you Niki. I love Fright Night, and David Tennant's attachment as the next Peter Vincent and Colin Farell playing Jerry Dandridge has me excited for it.

And yeah, Whedon fans are like the Muslims of the Nerd World. THAT'S how loyal they are.
I'm with you Niki. I love Fright Night, and David Tennant's attachment as the next Peter Vincent and Colin Farell playing Jerry Dandridge has me excited for it.

And yeah, Whedon fans are like the Muslims of the Nerd World. THAT'S how loyal they are.
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10:30PM on 02/18/2011
As a newly-turned Buffy Fan (I'm on season 3) I agree, I can't see anyone but Joss making this without instantly being hated for it.

Tidbit: We need to find a psychic and hook him up with those winning numbers!
As a newly-turned Buffy Fan (I'm on season 3) I agree, I can't see anyone but Joss making this without instantly being hated for it.

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10:05PM on 02/18/2011

Love Marti Noxon

I love Marti and as far as Fright Night is concerned, I'm really hoping for the best. If anybody could pull it off, I'd go for Marti.
I love Marti and as far as Fright Night is concerned, I'm really hoping for the best. If anybody could pull it off, I'd go for Marti.
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