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New Fright Night Stills Showcase David Tennant As Peter Vincent

For those lamenting the dearth of David Tennant in the marketing of DreamWorks’ Fright Night, io9 has two new stills of the former Doctor as Las Vegas magician/vampire killer Peter Vincent in the 3D remake.

Directed by Craig Gillespie, the film stars Anton Yelchin as Charlie Brewster, a high-school student whose life is derailed when he discovers his new neighbor (Colin Farrell) is a murderous vampire. Fright Night also features Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Imogen Poots and Toni Collette. It opens on Aug. 19.

Senior Charlie Brewster (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 (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 (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.


  • Kymm

     Yummy  that is all

  • Jungle Fritz

    Tennant’s look is a far cry from Roddy McDowall’s tweed-and-Inverness Peter Vincent. He seems a lot more effectively dangerous than McDowall’s character, too. I guess they did some serious revamping of all the characters for this re-write.

  • unsean

    Meh.  The original Fright Night was too good to remake.

    That being said, there should be a law that states:  Only BAD movies should be remade.  If it is already great, what’s the point?

  • Paddy

    The point? David Tennant.

  • unsean

    I am not much of a Dr. Who watcher, so I can’t comment upon David Tenant or his acting ability (or lack thereof) but would you really put him in the same league as an iconic actor like Roddy McDowall?

    Not too sure about that one.

    And it still doesn’t change the fact that Fright Night doesn’t exactly need a remake.

  • ginger

    I do know about David Tennant..and he’s totally worthy of any role. I’ve seen him in a lot of his work, trust me, this man is as good an actor as any I’ve seen and better than most.

  • Ginger

    Oh, and for the record? The original is great but I see no reason *not* to remake it in light of the overabundance of emo!sparkly!romantic! vampires. I’m sick to death of them. I’m wanting vampires as they should be…monsters. So yeah. Thank you, Dreamworks! And thanks again for casting Mr. Tennant. I’ve rarely seen an actor with chops like his, he can do anything! From Shakespeare to Casanova to Dr Who to Recovery to Single Father…the list just goes on and on. He is an actor’s actor.