Are vampires invading Sin City? At least one is. The Playlist caught an interesting plot detail about the Fright Night remake in a Variety article delving into the increasing presence of women in the film industry. That information comes from Marti Noxon, a former Buffy the Vampire Slayer writer getting the opportunity to tackle the world of vampires on the big screen by penning the new Fright Night.

Back in November, Shock Till You Drop reported there was some buzz about Moxon giving the remake the meta treatment. We'd get a new Charley Brewster-like character who, like the original, needs some help getting rid of his vampire problem. Rather than teaming new Charley (Anton Yelchin) up with old Charley's aide, Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowell), he'd get none other than the man who played vampire Jerry Dandrige in the 1985 original, Chris Sarandon, literally as the man who played Jerry in Tom Holland's Film.

Cool idea, but that's no longer happening. Now the site is reporting that the Peter Vincent role will be a "Criss Angel-type." Why assume this to be true when the last concept never panned out? Noxon has tossed two new variables into the equation, one of which makes the inclusion of a Criss Angel-esque showman sensible. Of the new Jerry (Colin Farrell), Noxon explains, "He's a much more Jaws-like vampire in the Amblin tradition" and will be far more "badass" than the trendier vampires nowadays. On top of that, she's ditching the suburbs and moving the action to Las Vegas.
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