The movie hasn’t even been released yet but there are already rumours that David Tennant will be getting a leading role in Fright Night 2, a sequel to a remake that has yet to be released!
The original 1980’s Fright Night saw a horror film fan realise that his next door neighbour was a vampire and then had to find a way to deal with him. The remake has the same basic plot but with a few twenty first century updates. In the remake out later this year, Tennant plays the part of Peter Vincent, a magician turned vampire hunter.
The word on Hollywood boulevard is that David’s performance is so good that the sequel (which is yet to be announced) will give him a lager leading role with lots more to do; this could well be the actor’s big break in America that he’s been looking for!
One “source” at the production company said:
“Our source tells us that DreamWorks is considering turning the franchise over to David Tennant for Fright Night 2.”
If this happens then that means that the film will be a sequel to a remake of a film that already has a sequel (Fright Night Part 2). And they say that American films are running out of plot ideas!