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Tennant’s Fright Night

Former Doctor Who star David Tennant to appear in Fright Night remakeFrom Time Lord, to agoraphobic Lawyer and now Vampire Hunter – David Tennant clearly isn’t a man to rest on his laurels.

The Time Lord victorious has signed on to appear in the remake of cult 1985 horror film Fright Night, about an avid horror fan who becomes convinced Vampires have moved in to his neighbourhood.

He’ll be playing Peter Vincent, Vegas magician and self proclaimed Vampire expert whose show revolves around Horror Movie imagery. The role was originally played by the late Roddy McDowell (Planet of the Apes).

Anton Yelchin (Star Trek) will play horror fan Charlie who becomes convinced that his neighbour Jerry Dandrige, Colin Farrell (Miami Vice) is a Vampire. McLovin himself Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad) also features as Charlie’s best friend Evil Ed.

It is also rumoured that the film will not only be produced by Dreamworks owner Steven Spielberg but also narrated by the great beard himself.

The Dreamworks film will mark Tennants first foray into America after Rex is Not Your Lawyer failed to be picked up by NBC.

Whether or not the film can overcome its status as a remake and dodge audience apathy for all thinks fang toothed remains to be seen.

Anyone who wants to check out the original its available for £3.14 brand new from Amazon

(Via Reuters)


Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

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