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Published on August 20th, 2011 | by Meredith Burdett

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Fright Night is Here!

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.

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  1. Saw it yesterday in the US… It’s definitely worth a watch, but see it in 3D if you don’t get headaches because this movie was designed to fit in a bunch of gimmicky 3D effects, which in this kind of movie are actually pretty fun!

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