Update: Dread Central is reporting that Chris Sarandon – the vampire lead in the 1985 Tom Holland directed original – will cameo in the latest incarnation. In DreamWorks’ 2011 3-D remake of Fright Night, Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) is a high school senior who’s on top of the world–that is until Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door and Charlie discovers that he is a vampire preying on the neighborhood. With shooting already completed under the direction of Craig Gillespie, Bloody Disgusting has finally landed the “official” synopsis for the redo arriving in theaters August 19, 2011. Dig on it below.
“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.”