Fright Night Remake Scares Up a Director

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Negotiations have begun with a director for DreamWorks Pictures’ proposed Fright Night remake.

According to the Los Angeles Times (via ShockTillYouDrop.com), Craig Gillespie is the man the studio is keen on. He directed the quirky Lars and the Real Girl and serves as a director and producer on “The United States of Tara.”

DreamWorks hired Marti Noxon (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Mad Men”) to update Tom Holland’s story of a teenager who learns a vampire has moved into the house next door. The teen hires a local horror movie host to help slay the creature before it claims his girlfriend.