'Buffy' and 'Mad Men' Writer Marti Noxon to Script 'Fright Night' Reboot

‘Buffy’ and ‘Mad Men’ Writer Marti Noxon to Script ‘Fright Night’ Reboot


DreamWorks Studios, with plans for a Fright Night remake, have signed Mad Men writer-producer Marti Noxon to write the script about a horror-obsessed teen who thinks his neighbor means something altogether different when sipping some red.

Noxon, no stranger to vampires herself since she was a writer-producer for both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and it’s spin-off Angel, will keep the comedy/horror vibe the original had when it was released in 1985, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film went on to be a surprise box office hit, trailing only A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge in the horror department that summer.

Producers Michael De Luca, Michael Gaeta and Alison Rosenzweig had signed onto the project back in May of this year, while overseeing the project for DreamWorks will be co-president of production Mark Sourian. No word on a potential release date or casting as of yet, but we’ll keep you posted.

  • Sal Loria
    November 15, 2009 at 7:32 am

    Jaime, you do make a decent point, however you have to keep in mind that it’s virtually impossible to gauge what readers have either read or are even interested in which topics we post and write about. So, instead of guessing, the best thing we can do in these situations is to bring whatever news we can to this site, and hopefully the readers enjoy it. Regardless, keep posting comments, we’re always interested in hearing what others have to say. Thanks!

  • jaime
    November 14, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    I know man but if they don’t know i don’t think they care? Horror fan’s will know but i don’t think Non-Horror fan’s will care?

  • jaime
    November 13, 2009 at 8:30 pm


    • Chris Ullrich
      November 14, 2009 at 10:19 am

      Jamie, just because you may have heard a piece of news doesn’t mean everyone else has. This one is for those who haven’t heard yet.