Colin Farrell Comments on Fright Night Remake


Craig Gillespie's remake of the iconic 80's horror/comedy Fright Night, is one I am not happy with at all, but as its already been filmed, there isn't much I can do, but just hope it still has somewhat of the same vibe as the original. The awesome thing about the remake is though, is that Chris Sarandon, who played Jerry Dandridge in the original makes a cameo.

Speaking of the Jerry Dandridge character, Colin Farrell who plays that character in the remake recently spoke with MTV about the Fright Night remake, while promoting his film The Way Back.

He told them; "I mean, I loved the original, and I hope the film is -- on it's own -- entertaining and works. Because I really did love the original, so much so that -- as I've said -- I was hoping I wouldn't like the remake when I read it, because I didn't want to have to answer questions about remakes and lack of originality and all that s---," he laughed. "I didn't want to think of myself in those terms either, so I was hoping that I didn't like it. But read it and I'm an actor and I loved it and I went, 'OK, let's go to work.'" 

Farrell also revealed that Peter Vincent is a lot younger, but I think we gathered that from the poster, and that the remake is set in a very contemporary setting.

The Fright Night remake is directed by Craig Gillespie and stars Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Toni Collette, David Tennant, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Imogen Poots.

Synopsis: "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."  

Fright Night remake arrives in theatres on August 19, 2011.

So what are your thoughts on the upcoming remake? Liked the original, hated the original?

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