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Comic-Con Movies 2011: Fright Night

Breaking what? Underworld?  Vampires are meant to get a little bloody and director Craig Gillespie aims to please with his remake of the 1985 cult film Fright Night. DreamWorks has unveiled the Comic-Con panel, including stars Colin Farrell, Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Also onboard to answer questions was screenwriter Marti Noxon, most known for her work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Mad Men. The moderator was Chris Sarandon, who played the original vampire in the 1985 film.

From what can be gathered, it sounds like Gillespie was not entirely familiar with the original plot of the vampire next door when he first saw the script, but reacted strongly to the horror and comedy elements in the draft, a draft that Farrell notes has plenty of homages to the original. Sarandon himself looks to make a cameo appearance while incorporating “plenty new material.” Apparently, this includes a lot of Twilight barbs.

Tennant, not unfamiliar with the Comic-Con scene, was not able to attend but sent a video message to the audience in Hall H. He announced there is a fan appreciation party for Fright Night (really?): all you’ve got to do is text “JERRY” to 78247.

News of other (rumored) projects always slip into these panels: Mintz-Plasse stated that there is no news of a sequel to Kick-Ass. You knew that already, but it’s still sad. Noxon teases that a sequel (or prequel of sorts) could be possible for Farrell’s character should the remake perform well. You’re shocked, we know.


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