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FrightNight.jpgIt seems that the remake of Fright Night, the 1985 horror film which was a superb take on the whole vampire story, is to be remade after all. Originally we heard the rumour back in September of 2007 that the remake was under development, however in January of this year we heard that it was all over and the film was canned.

Not now. The news has arrived that the film is actually in development again and that DreamWorks has picked up the rights to remake it and that they have some heavy hitter producers behind it.

It looks like the plan is to develop the film to try and make a big budget horror that could return a rather strong box office earnings. The last couple of horror films haven't been particularly strong for the studio, The Uninvited and The Ruins didn't do as well as their successful horror remake The Ring, a film which grossed over ten times the amount of either film at some US $390 million.

The Hollywood Reporter has the story that DreamWorks are remaking the film, hopefully all live action too.

Fright Night is a superb film that pulls together horror and comedy superbly well and gets some great actors together with an excellent script. Tom Holland delivered a superb film which I still enjoyed watching when I saw it again just last year. It stars Chris Sarandon as a strange neighbour who moves in next door to Charley Brewster played by William Ragsdale. Charley is suspicious, he sees some strange things going on and before long believes that his neighbour is a vampire.

Both his best friend, "Evil" Ed played by Stephen Geoffreys, and his girlfriend Amy, played by Amanda Bearse, don't believe him, and neither does the man who he approaches hoping to help him kill the vampire, Peter Vincent played by the excellent Roddy McDowall, the late night horror showcase host whose film career has fallen behind him and has become a sad, embittered man. He's about to realise that everything he's been hiding behind on his horror show is in fact real, and the terror they are all about to face is far more terrifying than anything they've seen before.

It's a great film, full of fun moments, damn good scary ones, and Chris Sarandon playing a superb evil character. I loved it.

However I wonder if today's style of comedy is going to perpetrate through this film and make it a former shadow of itself? I really do hope not for it is a cracking film.





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You can't improve on the original. So why bother? God, these remakes make me mad.

Hollywood will not rest until they have urinated on all my adolescent favourites. TCM, Friday 13th, and now Fright Night. (also the Crow is supposed to be coming).

yes... im very happy the movie is coming back...the original is very atmospheric...it is important dreamworks bring some good development to the visual aspect and ensure the correct pace of the movie is maintained (a revamped version with fast editing may not deliver on the same level)...i also hope the climax is as dramtic as in he original and dreamworks maintain the ghoulish aspects of the vampire Dandrige...(will Chris Sarandon be recast?)

the remake is rumored to take place in a remote luxury hotel complex...will involve some atmospheric engineering last seem in house on haunted hill...careful time editing techniques will ensure more continuity and longer scenes...significant blue screening to develop the homage...matthew mcconagagy is rumourd to play dandride who tricks a group of people to come an invetiagte what appears to be a mysterious murder...special advances will include dandridges ability to separate and regroup from his 'twin'the rpesentation side of the movie will be very mysterious and forebodding...careful use of atmospheric lighting and overlay techniques will be used in ambitious 'flight' scenes it is rumoured used for the first time in cooperation with disney corporation...

has Martine McCutcheon beeen rumoured to be appearing in the fright night remake as part of a musical interlude?

speaking of remakes/ sequals is it true Arnold S is returning to the big screen for 'commando 2 - secret agent?'

i am pleased speilberg is making tintin, should he be considering lake of sharks unlike all the other books this has very strong presentation graphics which could be transferred to the visual side of the movie itself to make it stand out in a way that who framed roger rabit did back in 1988?

Gareth your rumours on Fright Night are very "out there"! Don't know where you're getting them but they are funnier than anything!

Arnie's not coming back for a Commando 2, not a hope in hell.

new fright night will introduce the adult theme of betrayal as dandrige comes to terms that amy was not quite the only soul mate...to add 'authenitc' terror he will float from the ceiling and hiss blue venon at his victims is teased...
a key sequence will involve some dream aspect as he moves through shape shifting domains towards a cavenous bedchamber where he will try to seduce amy once more...
he will jump through a graveyard wall to show his devotion to prove he is a real vampire whilst peter vincent will look on in camp amusement before turning serious as dandrige reppears through a stained glass window but with a strange orange almost biblical glow...
the final scene takes place in cemetary ruins where dandrige is prepared to take on any foe any time...part of this scene will take place when it appears dandridge is buried but then breaks out from tomb just as the band stops playing and the 'vampire' people are returning home for an afternoon nap...

marc almond may make a cameo appearance as dandriges sidekick in the new movie?

'a perfect gentleman' will be made without russell crowe in 2012?

cannonball run remake?

Jessica Simpson is rumoured to star in cannonball run remake titled: cannonball rerun? for 2012...

the cannonball run remake is rumoured to feature a special guest appearance by Elvis who will appear in CGI...

the famous opening sequence will be updated to feature split screens to demonstrate the power of two lamborgini's and will feature an elaborate jump over the grand canyon (pending...) at sunset

the opening sequene to fright night remake is rumoured to be similar to thriller...but featuring vampires whilst then linking clevely to Charlie waking up in front of his large cinema television...
scenes in this sequence such as cemetary wil appear later on in the movie is this a trick to scare the audience?
selected special effects may appear in 3D in selected theatres...the famous staircase will apear to widen for no reason in the remake, special fog may be utilised to build up suspense...a side story involving flashbacks of dandridges childhood will give the movie some depth...i.e he felt betrayed by his parents and went walking into the desert to find some ancient cavern...

vincent price may appear in new fright new in cgi form transfer form as a professional vampire slayer...
(disney artists will also use footage from his famous performance as ratigan in great detective 1986 then transfer it across to give him more gravitas using the latest transfer layer technology...)

selected night scenes will involve a musical accompanyment of carly simon's nobody does it better...

i would like to see some kind of phantom in the movie to take on dandrige at some point to give it more backbone...he will need to be special but also trained for combat if necessary ...perhaps he needs to wear black and carry some kind of mysterious case holding some special ingredients for voodoo...perhaps the picture should have a voodoo element to give it a darker dimension and should the events of the remake take place on some rmote island in carribean...rather than middleclass surbubia?

with ghostbusters 3 coming through can fright night be as successful in this competitive area..(yes it can if it does take itself seriously and is adult enough to prove itself as a valuable alternative)

dreamworks will need to take a careful look at Dracula 1992 if they know how to improve...with the bar set so high they must be careful the picture does'nt lose credibility...is there anything new that they can't introduce that hasnt already been done? we will need to see danridge fly this time within a church environment at speed with a blue glow?

has tarrantino been appraoced to direct this movie?...
his last foray into this genre with 'from dusk from dawn 1996' proved to be one of his most memorable movies...

has susanna hoffs been approached to star in the movie?

the dance sequences in the remake will be more ambitious...rumoured to be based upon the timeless dance routines early on in saturday night fever...but with a new twist...dandridge turning into half vampires on the dance floor achieved through careful use of a blue transparent tint...

comparison of colur improvement maybe similar to comapring monkey island with monkey island special addition i.e more use of colour and more detailed backgrounds to give more authenicity and hightened glamour to the environments..use of motion eye cameras to elaborate a specific scene /improved computer editing for more dynamic continuity shots...

rumoured coppolla will be bringing out a new movie to compete with this remake...
it will be based upon the greek mytholgy of icarus and will introduce flight sequences that have yet to be fully realised previously in any movie...
the movie is rumoured to have an dark adult tone and may have similar 'adult dynamics' last seen in dracula 1992...
the presentation of the movie may have leanings based upon the recent oliver stone picture about alexander the great...

new fright night remake is rumoured to take place in an old theatre - hence the working title 'fright night theatre' a memorable line from the original movie...

the remake takes place ten yers before the events of the original, dandridge has been given ownership of a hteatre and with his live in magician decide to develop special shows...
the remake will give special insight into how dandrige becomes a vampire after a freak incident on stage transforms him into the bloodsucker...
the remake will be more adult and have less comedy than the 1985 picture...elements last seen with phantom of the opera may also have a footnote...the climax of the movie will take place in an anceint cemetary and involve dandridge escaping from a heavy adversary to move away to a house of residents hence fright night...
hence the remake is more of a prequal dandridge will have the ability to separate from his twin in 'fright night theatre' some atmospheric backgrounds will be developed just in cgi- i.e any developed flight sequneces...

the appearance of dandrige will be more like a fallen angel...may develop wings...a subplot will involve a visit from a countess who belives dandrige has stollen the equixia of youth through some use of ancient books used in a secret combinations...
the ego of dandridge will be more dangeorus than in the 1985 picture...he will have the special ability to turn very quickly he will be costumed in a tuxedo....the original cast member may be asked to return to the original role (scenes of an adult nature)

the movie will take place initally in the french countryside moving towards a city area...templates worked from disneys hunchback of notredam 1996 have been carefully reworked...

i look forward to seeing the presence of dandridge in more of an 'altered beast' perception...

at the beginning of the movie he appears human then takes on the body of a dead being giving him superhuman abilities...

a bit like the game the movie will include some impressive presentation elements on the background of the greek empire...
a curtain falls implying 'ancient magic'
largely the movie will take place at dusk to enhance key moments in the movie...
the use of a developed foreground to enchance the movement of the charactes will be captured using special cgi reworkings from some previous 'vampire pictures'
dandriges famous drink prop will be replaced by sunglasses for the fright reworking...

the opening of the movie will show charlie and amy rolling around in the hay at dusk...
shortly after this a bat will fly over their heads and some elaborate fast moving slide camera work will elaborate the opening titles...

in the remake charlie and amy get caught in a hotel elevator shaft which appears to take them outside and then back into the hotel and into a open theatre for 'fright night for real' where reality and theatre is blurred to showcase weather the talents are to be believed dandrige will ask the key players if they really believe in vampires and some elaborate puzzles will be shown and filmed in 3D...(i) maze of temptation testing 'lust'(ii) ancient magic (iii) a puppet show are the characters for real?

elaborate special effects will be used to create vertigo whilst a vampire bat swoops around trying to peck at amy...
in another inventive scene dandrige will chase the pair up a long staircase using a reinvented stairlift...computer technolgy like in little mermaid sequence will enchance the speed and perception of this particular part.

as a homage to the original a young child will be shown watching peter vincent in famous poise: 'now watch me do it' theatrically pointing his finger in the air.whilst the child plays with a yarnwinder.

new fright night will improve on key scenes such as the stylish 'club' scene...re-imaging will update dandridge look...
cgi work will improve aspects of the scenes such as pillars that appear then disappear...
a sub plot involving a missing wedding tape will give new insight into ancient vampres society...
the main credits will be more subtle than the original and new intrigue will mean the climax is more powerful dandridge will encounter a ghost vampire who appears from a stained glass window to tackle him over his lust for amy...
there will be similar elements to friday the 13th as the opening shoots connect with some mysterious wooded area in the french countryside like 1986 fly dandirge will degenerate very slowly and more purpossfully he will show a diseased aspect to his form to indicate a different form of health...
a feature of the house will involve it is rumoured a floating coffin and a cemetary back area that every thursday misses 3 graves that are there every other day...
in a nod to beatlguise 1988 dandridge will float but have more of a serious image similar to penny wise the clown from stephen kings IT 1990...

like in the original dandridges clothing wll not stand out...in a memorable scene he will float upwards after presenting amy with a gift...

the new 'fright night movies' opening moments are rumoured to be structured in a similar way to the opening sequence of for your eyes only 1981...using some of the latest cgi wizardry...

fright night remake is rumoured to have a very seductive 'lust scene' involving dandridge and two buff black female vampires...

the movie is rumoured to to touch upon mankinds fear of being buried alive last described in wes cravens serpent and the rainbow...

the remake will intice viewers to believe in vampires...
the house of dandridge is rumoured to be replaced by a ghost castle of sorts for the original and will feature floating coffins and angry axes...

like in recent scream series to give credibility to the picture a reporter character will introduced mid way in the plot to develop the story on
'do vampires really exist - -a whitney houston version of 'count on me' will also be played in the background for an in joke although this rumours are not confirmed at the moment...

finally in the club scene for a unique twist dandridge may fall from the celing in a homage to l.richie's dancing on the ceiling...in fact this scene will be closer to the 88 video than anything else...
dandridge will wear a mask in this film as a phantom element maybe introduced later on in the picure for the controversal seduction sequence set within the castle lair...

peter vincent will also carry a knife on him for additional protection... a double mirror will be used to spy on victims for dandrige...
the second half of the films pacing will be more deliberate to ensure detailing is kept high...
by the end we will still be unsure if dandridge is or is not dead...
george micheal may appear in cameo in the club scene briefly...
before the action turns to outside environments...
dandridge chasing amy through the forest and a bizare sex dream dreamscape sequence which could be real...

hollywoods fascination with darker elements of humankind continues with the expensive fright night reworked movie...
is romoured to be in pre production and may take upto 3 years to complete...

it is rumoured the vampire players will appear bigger and bolder in the new movie appearing more 'beast 'like in their size and how they move...

certainly the tone of the picture will be a lot more darker and fight sequences willl borrow from gaming materail like segas less obvious hit 'final blows'...

new techniques will develop on from recent hit vanhelsing whilst the mood of the picture will focus more on developing aspects of the emotional intensities of the dandrige character...

some flashback material will aslo be introduced to the picture to give audiences a new and chilling insight into whether they believe in vampires...

internal camera shots will show dandrige with more developed movement (may have a hidden third leg for more ambititious speed walking / may ride on horse in flashback... / for more continuity and progression...in a similar way to u turn 1997...

for more elaborate 'surprise' dynamics i.e the audience will not know wheather it is night and day...
dandridge will have a strange purple tint to his clothing only when it is night...
he will appear to float across the room at night...

peter vincent appears after been persuaded he can stay in a luxury hotel over 4 nights...
the movie will begin on a thursday evening somewhere in california...mountain regions...
the movie is rumoured to be shot more like an animated disney feature film with hidden costs that mey or may not be disclosed...

a teaser trailer may appear in 2010 to showcase the just the environments of the picture to ensure the right audience is ready to participate...
it is rumoured there will be some spirtual forebodding attached to the piture although details are not fully disclosed...
at the moment it is rumoured not all the material is for mainstream viewing as not all of it has specific significance for a general adult audience NC17 ready...
new title is rumoured to be 'fright night reentry'

It is rumoured paramount will be bringing out 'golden axe' the movie around the same time of this films release...
the movie will highlight some of the games most memorable elements including a more dramtic finale and an adult theme of betrayal...

experimental environemntal lighting will also be introduced to show slow movement of time from night to day (reminisant of the game)...

three main characters will appear in the movie...the second half of the movie is rumoured to be more adult...

it is rumoured legendary artist Cher has been approached to work on a track which will be included in a key scene in the picture...

Cher may also appear in cameo in the movie although her credit may not be included on the end titles...

it is rumoured legendary artist Cher has been approached to work on a solo track which will be included in a key scene in the picture...

Cher may also appear in cameo in the movie although her credit may not be included on the end titles...

heard a rumour recently arnie's returning for True lies 2 - gurrando?...

Any truth in that?

Gerdundula....

Sandra Bullock is the most talented actress in Hollywood today...

john travolta is the most creative and inspiring actor hollywood has ever produced...

i like the way the producers captured the sky in the 1995 hit Micheal...
(in the field scene)

it has been rumoured jessica Simpson has been approached to star in a big budget reworking of the 92' jodie foster film Sommesby to be released around the same time as fright night remake...

the new movie will showcase more adult insight into the main character leads...rumoured to be shot with more depth of scale and ambition most recently seen with the brosnan hit Seraphin falls...

great films are still quite rare...
in preparing for dracula 1992 the actors lives were made more interesting by the director...

should actors lives be made more interesting in the lead upto films so they can prepare material in a different way to keep it intersting for the actors and the audience...

i enjoyed fright night and u turn because I felt a bit further away from what goes on...

it is rumoured eon productions will be preparing a remake of diamonds are forever a year after the release of this picutre...

fright night remains the most credible and shocking horror of our times...
unlike Stephen Kings IT fright night offers more speculation on what is believable within the realms of what we may or may not know to be crebible...

in fact i may be tempted to audition for the main part - 'anytime i feel like it' to quote a memorable line from the original...

dark horizons have rumoured 'back to the future 4 'is in pre production and maybe released four years from now...

the movie will take place in an uncertain present day environment...
the movie will be similar in quality to the original and will feature new type of 'continuity scenes' so the action is not broken up so much...
the movie will feature some groundbreaking effects from ILM...
the movies ambition will elaborate more on the dynamic ending of the original picture...
the fourth picture will be more adult in content the picture will mix footage from past people in history 'like in forest gump' but in a more developed and interactive way...
the picture will have more of a secret agent feel...the picture is rumoured to be $290 dollars...

Can anyone confirm the rumour the sega game 'space harriers' is going to be adapted into a 3D movie for release in 2015?...

aliens and weird bosses are rumoured to feature heavily in the movie?

can anyone confirm whether the next significant 007 movie will be a redevelopment of moonraker? with a yet to be cast new 007...

[the ambitious movie is rumoured to be the most expensive bond ever and will utilise the latest in new 'stage platform' technology...]

highlights from the original moonraker 79' can be seen on u tube and are worth watching along with the mysterious soundtrack to accompany the opening titles...

[roger moore may appear in cameo in this picture]

fright night reworked title is rumoured to be 'sleep tight - [till midnight]

[cliffhanger 2] is rumoured will be shooting in the 'ancient' greek mountains...

[Stallone is rumoured to be returning?...]

[the casting of the villian(s) is not yet known but expect more of the 'up tempo' dynamics from the memorable first movie]

the plot is rumoured to follow closely to the first movie but will involve a shipping port whereby a ship is taken over by terrorists and they lose valuable'cargo'...

Gabe is forced to recover some 'stolen elements' like from the first film an 'agent' will feature but not using holographic technology this time but [real time satellite technology which can predict extreme weather in real time]

But after these 'reference points' this is where the similarities are likely to end...as cliffhanger 2 explores aspects of exploration and adventure including 'epic extreme altitude climbing' and 'descent running through chambers and caverns...'

[memorable 'feature' elements are also rumoured i.e 'waterfalls' and 'canyons' and a 'showdown' with the villians) on top of a 'mountain summit' inside an ancient temple...

it is rumoured Stallone will play a more 'pragmatic climber' in this film...

[which will address the tone of the picture, some aspects of the film will be left open to conjecture...]

john lithgows original character 'eric qualin' maybe referenced in the film and shown in 'flashback' as point of reference...

i heard recently there was a rumour Tarrantino is preparing to return to the memorable picture 'from dusk till dawn' (1996) to compete with this reworking of 'fright night' - [can anyone confirm this]

[the new picture will be more 'prequel' orientated to separate it from the inferior video 'sequels'....]

[Clooney will reprise his original role but play more of a hardened charismatic 'soldier of fourtune'...]

[Hayek is rumoured to appear in the picture but in a different role from the original picture (1996)...]

the territory of the picture will be more ambitious mountanious areas of mexico and tigher inner city locations...with similar action dynamics to the peacemaker (1997) [another memorable picture]

like the first picture the second chapter of the film will address more 'unusual' aspects of society including vampires ambitious cave dwellings and the ocult/witchcraft.../sexual innuendo will feature in the picture...

[desert locations will be shot at night to 'highten the theatrical tension'- to create' a sense of forebodding' the production elements and structure of the film will borrow from the horror classic The exocist (1973) to ensure the scenes are authentic and have 'premise'

[cert NC17 anticipated]

i heard recently iny 5 maybe released to coincide with the release of this movie...

sean connery is rumoured to cameo and the picture will build upon the adult dynamics of the last crusade but focus on the 'occult' mysteries associated with mormananism...

[indy5 is rumoured to be targetted at more adult audiences...and maybe shot in two parts for a 6 picture to be released one year on from 2015...

minimal cgi is rumoured to be used in this picture...

some of the picture is rumourd to be shot in Utah and jerulaselm...
[it is rumoured speilberg is hiring special consultants to deal with the special 'knowledge element of the picture'] as indy deals with inner demons and spirtual 'markers' who are protecting a mystical relic - [sub plot rumour]

and it look like ford coppola will be returning to the original dracula material for a new version entitled Dracula 2 [brides of darcula]...

at this early satge only winnona ryder and anthony hopkins characters will be returning...[set in the early years of transilvanean society the picture will explore more deeper issues concerning death...sexual intrigue and the occult]

[the movie will be seen as controverial as it will imply the dracula figure may have visited more than once in history]
dracula figure is rumoured to be more pragmatic about relationships in the is 'sequal / prequel]

the finale will feature a titanic battle on a castle balcony...[dracula will carry an 'invisable axe in this movie' to showcase his strength - there will be refernces to christ in the film and a sub plot exploring the true origins of the holy grail and dracula plans to capture it in the early 1300s to improve his powers...]

fly remake?

confirmed in 2009 to be going ahead...
could be interesting... 86' original had the memorable technology elements and strong adult content if i recall...

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