We shouldn’t really be surprised about any remakes or reboots these days. With the new Star Trek out recently and reboots of films like Predator and Dune in the works, its just a matter of time before someone dusts off another old project ripe for an update. In this case, according to an article at The Hollywood Reporter, that project is the 1985 horror “classic” Fright Night — which Dreamworks has the rights to and is currently in the process of developing an updated version.
In case you’re not familiar with the original horror-comedy film written and directed by Tom Holland and featuring Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale and Roddy McDowall, it concerns a teenager who discovers that his neighbors are vampires. Then, once he realizes that they are, with the help of his girlfriend and a washed-up horror TV show host, he has to destroy the vampires before they take over the town.
According to the article, no writer has been hired but the updated version will keep the comedy-horror tone while modernizing the visual and make-up effects. In the scope of things, I guess its a good thing Dreamworks is taking this on. If a remake or reboot has to be made, it seems like that studio could probably do it justice. At the moment, no other information about the Fright Night remake is available. But when there is, we’ll bring it to you.