Craig Gillespie is directing the update
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.
Source: Heat Vision