With the opening of DreamWorks' remake of Fright Night just days away, three new preview clips have been released online.
Two preview clips from the remake were released last week, which showed high school student Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin) as he is warned by his best friend (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) that his new neighbor (Colin Farrell) is a vampire, and the other showed Charley seek assistance from magician Peter Vincent (David Tennant). In keeping with the two clips and the preview clip released in May, the latest clips don't show much action from the movie, but continue to offer looks at the remake versions of the characters who were introduced in the 1985 original. watch the clips >> Posted 08.18.11 by Ryan
A variety of new photos have been released for two upcoming horror movies — director Craig Gillespie's Fright Night remake and director David R. Ellis' follow-up to The Final Destination, Shark Night.
The latest photos for Fright Night center on one character, that of Las Vegas magician and vampire "expert" Peter Vincent, played by former Dr. Who star David Tennant. The character of Vincent has been mostly absent from the movie's promotional campaign, though he recently received a character poster in his native U.K. and finally made an extended appearance in the movie's latest trailer, released in June. In the 1985 original, Vincent was a late-night, horror movie TV host (played by Roddy McDowell), who spends a good amount of the movie not believing that Charlie Brewster has a vampire living next door to him. In the new photos, Vincent is shown in what looks like his Vegas hotel room, and then then is depicted holding a shotgun, which usually wouldn't cause much damage to a vampire, but the cross placed at at the end of the gun implies that there may be more to the weapon than meets the eye.
Fright Night opens Aug. 19th and stars Anton Yelchin as Brewster, the high school student with a vampire problem, Imogen Poots as Brewster's girlfriend Amy, and Colin Farrell as Jerry Dandridge, Bewster's vampire neighbor. more photos from Shark Night 3D >> Posted 07.07.11 by Ryan
Yet another trailer debuted during last night's MTV Movie Awards broadcast, and this time it's from director Craig Gillespie's Fright Night remake.
Based on the 1985 original and given an updating from Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series writer Marti Noxon, Fright Night still follows high school student Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) who finds out that his new neighbor, Jerry Dandridge (Colin Farrell), is a vampire. Once Jerry discovers that Charlie knows the truth, he must protect his mother (Toni Collette) and girlfriend (Imogen Poots) from Dandridge.
Also like the original, Charlie will get some help from supposed vampire expert Peter Vincent (David Tennant). In the original, Vincent is a late-night horror movie host, but, in the remake, Vincent is re-imagined as a Las Vegas magician. Vincent, so far, has been mostly absent from the movie's previously released promotional items like the trailer and preview clip. In the newly released trailer Vincent makes a much larger appearance. watch the trailer >> Posted 06.06.11 by Ryan
Screenwriter Marti Noxon cannot escape vampires.
Having written for the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show, Noxon was pulled back into the vampire genre for the Craig Gillespie-directed remake of Fright Night and had the responsibility of differentiating the remake from the 1985 original. In a recent interview with Collider, Noxon explained her inspiration for the remake.
not too happy with the trailer >> Posted 05.16.11 by Ryan
I don’t know why, but I had a very strong feeling about this one. Maybe because I’d become obsessed with this idea of a vampire who appears mundane and working-class. Also, I had spent time in Las Vegas, in the suburbs, and had just been so impressed with what a good place that would be to be a vampire, ‘cause that’s how I think. That’s just how my brain works. I was like, "My god, this would be awesome, if you were a vampire ‘cause there’s are all these empty houses and people come and go."
British actor Martin Freeman (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Office), was rumored for the role of Bilbo Baggins in the two-part adaptation of The Hobbit in September, and now that the movie has been greenlit with Peter Jackson directing, the actor has been confirmed in the role.
"Despite the various rumors and speculation surround this role, there has only ever been one Bilbo Baggins for us," Peter Jackson told Deadline. "There are a few times in your career when you come across an actor who you know was born to play a role, but that was the case as soon as I met Martin. He is intelligent, funny, surprising and brave — exactly like Bilbo and I feel incredibly proud to be able to announce that he is our Hobbit." More cast revealed >> Posted 10.22.10 by Ryan
The major players of the Fright Night remake are finally in place. With Anton Yelchin cast as protagonist Charley Brewster, and Toni Collette and Colin Farrell added to the cast last month (Collete will play Yelchin's mother and Farrell will play their new neighbor — who just happens to be a vampire). Now, THR reports that Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad) and David Tennant (Doctor Who) have joined the production. Who Will MIntz-Plasse and Tennant Play? Posted 06.09.10 by Ryan
There have been rumors before, but this is looking like the real deal. In an interview with Variety about how New Line has been downsizing operations to become a leaner and meaner competitor, top exec Alan Horn confirmed a likely delay in releasing The Hobbit. According to the article:
Horn won't predict when the first of the two Hobbit films will be out, but says the most probable scenario would be a release in the fourth quarter of 2012.
That's a full year after the movie was originally scheduled to be released. The good news, though, is that the delay doesn't seem to be due to any hesitancy about the project. It's part of an overall slowdown at the studio, which involves releasing fewer movies each year, and being a lot more careful to make sure that the really big (and expensive) releases are done right. The Lord of the Rings was the signature success for New Line, and the studio hopes that The Hobbit will help bring back the glory days.
So what's next?
Once the script for the second film is in — Jackson and his longtime collaborators Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens are working on it with Del Toro — New Line will work up a budget for both films and start casting.
One final implication of this story is that all those thinly sourced casting rumors — the latest is that David Tennant of Dr. Who fame has signed on to play Bilbo — need to be taken with a grain of salt. Posted 01.23.10 by reelz
The Hobbit's executive producer Peter Jackson has said he’s holding off on casting decisions until the first draft of the script is done. But that hasn’t stopped the rampant buzz about who will take on the role of the hobbit himself, Bilbo Baggins.
We take a look at the rumored top contenders to date, plus add a few suggestions, in Casting The Hobbit: The Top 5 Choices for Bilbo Baggins. Posted 08.25.09 by reelz
Rumors have been swirling for quite some time that Daniel Radcliffe might be tapped to play the lead role of Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit. Not such a big stretch for the Harry Potter star, so it seemed plausible enough. He would make an excellent hobbit, no doubt.
Final casting decisions though, we found out a few weeks ago, are all still up in the air awaiting the completion and approval of the script. And now Radcliffe himself has put an end to the speculation.
I'd have to say, "Thanks but no thanks," not that anyone has asked me. Honestly, I don't think they would want me anyway, it's just too close. Whatever I do next, I don't think there will be any wizards in it!
So if not the boy wizard, then who? Other names being mentioned are James McAvoy and David Tennant. For his part, Radcliffe is rooting for McAvoy.
James McAvoy is fantastic. I think he should play it. I've done the fantasy-film thing. Actually, so has he, with the Chronicles of Narnia, of course. But I've done it for longer. He can take over. I'm done. I don't think anybody involved in that would want me to, either. Posted 08.19.09 by reelz
Rumors have been flying that there would be a major casting announcement for The Hobbit at Comic-Con next week: who would be tapped to play Bilbo Baggins. Among the frontrunners are said to be Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, and David Tennant, though there's obviously the chance that as with The Lord of the Rings an unknown will take the lead.
Alas, executive producer Peter Jackson says that they're not quite ready yet:
No, we won't be announcing Bilbo for a little while. We're starting to think about casting, but we're knee-deep in the script right now. And when we do go to actors, they're probably going to ask to see a script, so we're powering ahead with getting the first draft done.
Nonetheless, preparations for filming are well underway. A familiar landscape is springing up in the New Zealand countryside as roads are laid out, fruit trees are planted and hobbit holes are being dug. Hobbiton is coming back, and there are pictures. Posted 07.20.09 by reelz