Film: Fright Night
Original release date: August 2, 1985
Starring: William Ragsdale, Chris Sarandon, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowell, Stephen Geoffreys
Written and Directed by: Tom Holland
Remake release date: 2011
A vampire movie? In this day and age? It’ll never work. What is Hollywood thinking? Well, it turns out they don’t have to think much, for with ‘Fright Night,’ the story had already been written. Of course, that is not stopping the powers that be behind the second* remake, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The film is set for DreamWorks Studios and is being restructured by Marti Noxon, who has some experience with the toothsome legends, penning scripts for television’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as well as Mad Men, Private Practice and Brothers & Sisters.
Aussie director Craig Gillespie is set to direct, whose career has run from Lars and the Real Girl down to Mr. Woodcock. No cast has been set, but the film is set for a 2011 release. The 1985 original, starring William Ragsdale, Chris Sarandon, Roddy McDowall and Stephen Geoffreys, grossed about $25 million, and spawned a sequel, a comic and a video game. The director, Tom Holland went on to direct Child’s Play and is set to act in Adam Green’s Hatchet 2.
Wanna jumpstart memories of the original? Here it is…
It actually received the Bollywood treatment with a film called Wohi Bhayanak Raat released in 1989.