Writer Marti Noxon and producer Mike De Luca are currently working on the remake of Tom Holland's 1985 film Fright Night, which may start filming this year for Dreamworks. The first draft of Noxon's script will be arriving to the studio in a few weeks and De Luca, the former production bigwig at New Line Cinema, revealed a few more details about the project that may have Fright Night fans fussed.

In an exclusive interview with Collider, De Luca compares the scale and scope of the film to the 2007 lackluster Disturbia--a weak imitation of Hitchcock's Rear Window, starring Shia LaBeouf. Immediately upon hearing this I lost interest but perhaps there's a sliver of hope? De Luca is no stranger to horror, having currently worked on Priest as well as Freddy's Dead, NOES's Dream Child and Blade II to name a few. He tackled the subject of remakes stating:

"I get it that remakes are a drag to hear about. I'm on the Internet all the time. I know what they say. Like there's no original ideas in Hollywood. I understand the responsibility on the remake front of things because there are fans...you have responsibility I think to the fans of the original and you also have the responsibility to not suck even more than something original because you have so many people expecting you to suck because of the predisposed bias against remakes and stuff."

Ok, he has a clue. But the important question is what kind of vamps will these be? There was a cheesy, romantic element to the story involving the seductive and charming vampire Jerry Dandridge (Chris Sarandon). Will De Luca continue down that path or take the story somewhere entirely different?
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