He was hoping he didn’t like the script
Here’s the bummer about set visits.
We go on one. Actors and crew members say fun things. We’re told by the studio to hold all quotes until they give us the green light, meanwhile, said crew members and actors speak elsewhere to other press members not on the set visit and say the exact same thing and those quotes can run at any time.
When Shock visited the set of Fright Night, we found actor Colin Farrell (playing Jerry Dandrige) to be very open and honest about the remake. While promoting The Way Back, he’s been telling various press outlets the same thing he said to us on set. In the backwards studio politics sorta way, I can tell you what he told MTV, but I can’t tell you what he told us. What I can say…is that it’s pretty much the same thing.
That said, here’s what he told everyone about the new Fright Night: “I mean, I loved the original, and I hope the film is â on it’s own â entertaining and works. Because I really did love the original, so much so that â as I’ve said â I was hoping I wouldn’t like the remake when I read it, because I didn’t want to have to answer questions about remakes and lack of originality and all that s—. I didn’t want to think of myself in those terms either, so I was hoping that I didn’t like it. But read it and I’m an actor and I loved it and I went, ‘OK, let’s go to work.'”
He added, “I mean, it’s close enough in structure and story [to the original], but there are some things that have been changed. Peter Vincent’s a lot younger, and what he does has kind of been put into a very contemporary setting. There are some changes.”
Fright Night opens August 19.