First Image of David Tennant In ‘Fright Night’ Remake

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David Tennant as Peter Vincent in Fright Night First Image of David Tennant In Fright Night Remake

One of a handful of horror(ish) flicks due to arrive in theaters this upcoming August, Fright Night hasn’t been promoted all that much by DreamWorks up until now. That’s apparently going to change in the very near future (read: expect a trailer for the film soon, possibly within the week). Today, however, the studio has released two more images from the remake.

Fright Night is a reworking of the cult 1985 horror-comedy that (based on earlier images from the movie) will remain true to the creepy but fun spirit of the original – and not cross over into the Twilight realm of stories that involve teens and vampires.

Here is an official synopsis for the Fright Night remake:

Senior Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally has it all going on: he’s running with the popular crowd and dating the most coveted girl in his high school. In fact, he’s so cool he’s even dissing his best friend. But trouble arrives when Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there’s something not quite right—but everyone, including Charlie’s mom (Toni Collette), doesn’t notice. After observing some very strange activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on the neighborhood.

Doctor Who alumnus David Tennant will also appear in the new Fright Night, in the role of Las Vegas stage magician (and, in the original film, self-proclaimed vampire hunter) Peter Vincent. This first image of the actor in costume makes the character look more a cross between a 1980s rocker and Rob Zombie than David Copperfield – which hopefully means Tennant is going to be good hammy fun in the remake.

Check out that pic (along with a new image of Collette and Yelchin in the film) below:

David Tennant in the Fright Night remake First Image of David Tennant In Fright Night Remake

Toni Collette and Anton Yelchin in Fright Night First Image of David Tennant In Fright Night Remake

The Fright Night remake was directed by Craig Gillespie, who will also be calling the shots on the upcoming Pride and Prejudice and Zombies movie as well. Marti Noxon took on scripting duties for the film, which looks to recall her work as a staff writer on Buffy the Vampire Slayer – and not so much her screenplay for the cinematic adaptation of I Am Number Four.

While it’s difficult to say too much about this film without having seen any actual footage, there’s good reason to hope that the new Fright Night could be a darkly entertaining mix of thrills, chills, and laughs. The cast for the remake is decent enough – and although the people working behind the scenes have an admittedly spotty track record, this sort of spooky but fun flick seems like it ought to be right up their alley.

Lastly, a bit of random trivia: This is the second movie in which Yelchin has played a “cool” high schooler whose initials are C.B. (he did it once before in Charlie Bartlett). Just thought that was worth pointing out…

Fright Night hits theaters this summer on August 19th.

Source: DreamWorks

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  1. Love Tennant.He was my favorite Doctor.

  2. Now that guy looks like Doctor Strange…..

  3. will he be the same over-confident boob that Roddy McDowell played so well? in that get-up, it could be funny.

  4. He actually looks more like Criss Angel when he was in his goth stage and not the hip hop version he does today.

  5. “Lastly, a bit of random trivia: This is the second movie in which Yelchin has played a “cool” high schooler whose initials are C.B. (he did it once before in Charlie Bartlett). Just thought that was worth pointing out…”

    And a trivia within the trivia: The second time he’s played a cool high schooler NAMED CHARLIE

    • Heh, true that, danlister. 8-)

  6. thats david? O-o? damn……….

  7. Matt Smith is better

    • Not even close,
      Lesser range as the Doctor.
      Tennant had better scripts in his 1st 2 series, a small breakdown:
      The Christms Invasion vs. The Eleventh Hour-The Sycorax vs the Atraxi, c’mon really a giant eyeball vs a sword wielding baddie plus Tennant in his jammies?

      Tennant 1st 2 series:The Daleks, Weeping Angels, The Cybermen, Satan, The Master [best one ever]

      Smith 1st 2 series:The Daleks, Weeping Angels.

      Tennant series sets up Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Chronicles.

      Smith series sets up a giant crack in space-time and now focuses on Amy Pond.

      A Christmas Carol lamest Christmas special ever, wheras The Runaway Bride only the 2nd lamest.

      Tennant better ginger companion by far.

      David Tennant beats out Tom Baker as favourite Docotor Who after years of him being the favourite.

      Tennant’s 1st 2 series a smattering of nominations and awards, Smith only 1 nom and 1 award.

      The one place that Smith’s run beats Tennat’s run is that we will learn about River Song, but even so overall Tennant’s run trounces Smith’s with the revelation about the fate of the Time Lords and a glimpse of the Time War as well and what drove The Master nuts.

      Finally 1 name “Wilf”


      • I disagree

        • Seconded

      • If you’re judging them based on the scripts they had to work with then Matt Smith is better. Moffat is a better writer and 10 got way too angsty and ridiculous towards the end of his run.

        • hola, perdon por lo que voy a decir, pero si te refieres a que David hace el rediculo en algun momento de su carrera, quien eres tu para criticarlo, como te atreves a decir eso de ”EL” , pues que te quede claro ””’DAVID TENNANT”’ le da un trillon de patadas al nuevo, y fijate si me cae mal el –nuevo– que no merece ni que escriba su nombre, cuando el nuevo gane la mitad del prestijio y fama que tiene David Tennant, hablaremos, mientras tanto, si no te gusta David limitate a no verlo , pero no le faltes al respeto, ni a ”EL” ni a la gente que le quiere, ……pidor perdon por mis palabras pero no podia controlar la rabia, …sorry

        • “Moffat is a better writer”?
          Did U C the carp that he wrote “A Good Man Goes to War”?
          Quite possibly the WORST Doctor Who script EVER WRITTTEN!!!!
          Like a poor man’s Aronofsky or Nolan script.
          The only reddeming values of this episode is that Rory finally grew a pair and we know River Song’s real identity.

  8. Chris Sarandon as Jerry: That was a classic.
    Now, Colin Farrell…? I suppose the remake of Fright Night 2 will feature LiLo as Regina instead of Julie Carmen….

    Where’s the respect? :-(

  9. Glad to see Dave Navarro is still working ;p

  10. I’m looking forward to this.. =3

  11. Looks terrible. The trailer has me thinking that this movie is way off the mark of what made the original great. Where are the crosses? Why is David Tennant appearing to wearing a pentagram and being an occultist?

    screw this film.Ill take Roddy Mcdowell’s class and his charm as the bumbling Peter Vincent who garners faith in the cross.