Anton Yelchin Ready For Fright Night

He's in talks to join the redo

Anton Yelchin Ready For Fright Night

by James White |
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It’s clearly the day for discussion of ‘80s movies getting remade, but this one has been bubbling away for a while now. Vampire horror tale **Fright Night **might just have locked down one of its leads – as Star Trek’s Anton Yelchin is negotiating to play Charley Brewster.

Tom Holland’s 1985 original saw William Ragsdale as Charley, a horror-obsessed teenager who discovers that a vampire named Jerry (Chris Sarandon) has moved into the house next door. But despite his knowledge of vampire lore from the movies, Charley needs a little help when it comes to fighting off the charming undead bastard.

Craig Gillespie is directing the new version for DreamWorks, and Buffy TV veteran Martin Noxon has written the script. There’s no word on when it’ll shoot yet, but we’ve got to admit that Yelchin is a pretty solid choice for Charley. Now they really need a great Jerry and – assuming the film still has the character, someone who can pull off horror host Peter Vincent, played so memorably by Roddy McDowell in the original.

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