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Farrell Joins FRIGHT NIGHT

Colin Farrell joining remake of Fright Night.

By Jarrod Sarafin     May 11, 2010
Source: Heat Vision

Peter Vincent and Brewster ready to do battle with a vampire in FRIGHT NIGHT(1985).
© Columbia Pictures

Colin Farrell and Toni Collette will be taking some fangs with DreamWorks' remake of Fright Night, based on the 1985 cult classic. Heat Vision reports the two will be joining Anton Yelchin (Terminator Salvation, Star Trek) in the production which will be run by director Craig Gillespie from a script by Marti Noxon.

Plot Concept: The story will stick to the original concept of a teen (Yelchin) being convinced that his new neighbor is a vampire, though no one will believe him. 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.



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VinJoy 5/11/2010 5:28:04 AM

 I can't wait for this movie! I'm a huge fan of the original and the sequel. Hopefully it kills this trend of vampires who fall in luv with their prey.

SgtTechCom 5/11/2010 5:44:13 AM

Haha, Colin's Jerry Dandrige? LOL Nice !

dragon261 5/11/2010 6:22:41 AM

When I saw the headline I was thinking "Oh Shit! Wil Farrell, this movie will suck and not in a good way." I had forgotten about Colin Farrell. Except for a couple of independant films he's been kind of MIA. I think he's a great choice for Jerry Dandridge.

Now what about the role of Peter Vincent? Ray Winstone, Brenden Gleeson, or John Rhys-Davies would be my front runners.

killerville 5/11/2010 7:32:46 AM

aren't Ray Winstone and Brenden Gleeson the same guy?

madmanic999 5/11/2010 7:41:58 AM

I loved this movie as a kid, can't wait for this one.  Ferrell will be an awesome Jerry.

ElBaz13 5/11/2010 8:19:37 AM

Awesome news. Colin Farrell as Jerry. Thank God it wasn't Will.

I think Peter VIncent should be played by Kenneth Branagh. His GIlderoy Lockheart in Harry Potter was the same goofy type of coward.

CaptAmerica04 5/11/2010 8:59:26 AM

Here's an idea:  come up with a vampire movie that ISN'T a remake or (ahem) revamping of an old idea.

Then again, I guess I shouldn't complain.  The vampires in this movie probably won't be shiny and bedazzled, nor so emo that I feel like it's 1996 again.

redhairs99 5/11/2010 9:31:11 AM

I was thinking the same thing about the title of this article.  I thought it referred to Will and I thought "Oh shit, NO!" 

Colin could make this film interesting.

PalmTreeToo 5/11/2010 9:33:39 AM

I wish they would've cast someone a lot more taller than Colin Farrell in this role.

SgtTechCom 5/11/2010 9:54:52 AM

Chris Sarandon was 6'1 Colin Farrell is 5'10 so not much of a huge difference.  All that matters is how Colin does the character. Hopefully it's close to Chri's Jerry.

They better also have the seductive music that was in the original too.

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