Spielberg Connection Tapped to Direct ‘Fright Night’ Remake

After years in development and moving fro studio to studio, DreamWorks has finally locked a director to bring Fright Night back to the big screen — with the studio placing the remake on high-priority. According to the LA Times, Craig Gillespie Mr. Woodcock, Lars and the Real Girl) will be getting behind the camera to bring Marti Noxon’s (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) screenplay to life. Gillespie also has a relationship with DreamWorks principal Steven Spielberg via “The United States of Tara,” the Showtime series that DreamWorks Television produced and on which Gillespie has served as director and producer. Michael De Luca and Alison Rosenzweig are producing. The original Fright Night, written and directed by Tom Holland in 1985, was a horror comedy about a teenager who discovers that his neighbors are vampires. I can’t say I’m all too happy about this decision, what do you think?

Source: LA Times