Update: Fright Night remake trailer arrives
Yes another day, another remake, and actually a rather surprising trailer, for the remake of Fright Night does look really good. What's more is that I managed to live through the scenes of things flying towards the camera as they're all pretty subtly done, until that last scene. Oh that's dreadful.
No matter, let's concentrate on the rest and how it compares to the original Fright Night which saw William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Stephen Godfrey and Roddy McDowall doing battle against the very evil neighbour Chris Sarandon. Now we see Anton Yelchin, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Toni Colette, Imogen Potts and David Tennant doing the same for their new evil neighbour, Colin Farrell.
It is a nice cast list, but is it as strong as the original? If you look at passed work then there's no denying this should be the better film, however I'm still concerned that Hollywood can mess it up, and that final 3D scene really does scream of that very thing.
Colin Farrell does play the part of the vampire rather well though, plus there's quite a dark and scary tone to the entire trailer, much more so than the original. I just wish the 3D had been merged in with the action a bit better than that final scene suggests, otherwise I'd have been sold on it. Although saying that, where's David Tennant in the trailer? I was hoping to see him.
Here's the blurb for the new Fright Night:
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. Unable to convince anyone, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself in this Craig Gillespie-helmed revamp of the comedy-horror classic.
Now, let's get to that trailer.
It does look good, apart from the motorbike scene. I wonder if this could actually be a decent remake.
Update: The Fright Night trailer has made it to Apple Trailers in Quicktime high definition.