In a cinema near you soon, David Tennant finally shakes off the shackles of television and starts, hopefully, a Simon Pegg–style rise through the ranks. By this we mean making the successful transition from popular television actor to Hollywood movie star.
David’s new film, a remake of the 1980’s movie Fright Night, sees him playing the role of Las Vegas magician Peter Vincent, who is enlisted to stop a vicious vampire (Colin Farrell) from destroying a quiet neighbourhood.
Tennant has had plenty of television work since he left Doctor Who but film work has been here and there. However, Fright Night is receiving good reviews and a sequel has already been rumoured with Tennant taking even more of a lead role.
Looking very bad-ass (and a little bit Russell Brand-y as well) the actor has never looked so different then he does now. And in approaching the character and bringing him to life, Tennant also had a different and refreshing approach then he did to playing the Doctor:
David recently spoke about his new role and mentioned returning to Doctor Who in an interview with www.shocktillyoudrop.com.
“There’s something very appealing from an acting point of view about a reluctant hero…someone who is struggling to do the right thing, who needs a drink to strap his stake gun on, I think that’s a very interesting area…It’s also fun to have the freedom to swear as much as he does.”
Fright Night opens in cinemas on Friday, September 2nd.