According to the LATimes, Dreamworks has found their man to direct their remake of the ’80s horror/comedy “Fright Night”, and it’s Craig Gillespie. Don’t know the name? Gillespie has directed “Mr. Woodcock” with Billie Bob Thornton, and more recently, the oddball “Lars and the Real Girl” with Ryan Gosling. Gillespie will direct from a script by “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” alum Marti Noxon.
In the 1985 original, William Ragsdale plays a teenager and horror film aficionado who believes that his new next door neighbor is a vampire, but of course, no one believes him. In order to stop the evil doings, the teen enlists the add of his favorite TV vampire hunter (played by Roddy McDowall), a wash-up actor who could really use the cash. Little does he know that he’s actually going up against a real vampire. Hilarity, as they say, ensue.