He got me, Charley! He bit me! You know what you're gonna have to do now, don't you? Kill me. Kill me, Charley... before I turn into a vampire, and... GIVE YOU A HICKEY!
The classic 1985 horror comedy, Fright Night is in the process of being remade over at DreamWorks, and Marti Noxon has been hired to write the screenplay for the film. Noxon is a writer and producer on the hit TV show Mad Men, she has also been a writer/producer on hit shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, so she's definitely got the vampire genre in her blood.
With vampires popularity rapidly increasing in Hollywood, it makes sense that someone would want to make Fright Night again. I loved that film when I was kid! Evil Ed was my favorite character.
The original film follow a horror movie buff named Charlie Brewster, who believes that his next door neighbor Jerry Dandridge is a vampire. His belief is strengthened when mysterious deaths of girls are reported. When Dandridge confronts Charlie in his own bedroom one night and tries to kill him, Charlie concludes that the monster must be destroyed. But since nobody believes his story, he enlists the help of Peter Vincent, the vampire killer from his favorite horror TV show, who is in fact sceptical about vampires existing for real.
The new film will keep the same comedic tone that the original film had, but the effects will obviously be updated. I know most of us aren't very fond of Hollywood remakes, and it sucks that they couldn't come up with an original idea, but they do have a talented writer attached to the project.
What do you think about Fright Night getting remade by DreamWorks and the writer involved?