Anton Yelchin, Star Trek’s new Chekov, is having a big week. Yesterday it was announced he was providing voice work for the new 3D Smurfs movie. And today it has been announced the actor is in talks to star in a remake of the 80s vampire movie Fright Night.
Yelchin in Vampire movie
Two hot trends these days seem to be anything vampire and anything 80s. Now DreamWorks is bringing those trends together by moving forward on a remake of the 1985 vampire movie Fright Night. And according to the Hollywood Reporter, Anton Yelchin is in talks to star in the film. Yelchin will play a teen who is convinced that his neighbor is a vampire, taking on the role played by William Ragsdale in the original film. The new film will be helmed by Craig Gillespie (Mr. Woodcock, United States of Tara) and is being written by Marti Noxon (who wrote 23 episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and currently writes for Mad Men). No word yet on when the film will go into production.
Here is a trailer for the original Fright Night: