Anton Yelchin (Terminator Salvation, Star Trek) is in talks to play Charley Brewster in DreamWorks Pictures remake Fright Night, to be directed by Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl).
The 1985 original, written and directed by Tom Holland, was a horror comedy about a teenager (played by William Ragsdale) who discovers that his neighbor is a vampire.
The updated version, written by Marti Noxon (“Mad Men”), is expected to keep the comedy-horror tone while modernizing the effects.
Michael De Luca and Alison R. Rosenzweig are producing. Lloyd Ivan Miller, Michael Gaeta and Josh Bratman are executive producing.