I love how Colin Farrell’s vampire neighbor character just keeps calling Anton Yelchin’s teen as “guy” over and over again. It’s like listening to a wannabe step-dad trying to sound “cool” with his new girlfriend’s kid and knowing he’s doing a bad job of it but not caring. Awesome. Plus, this new extended TV spot for Craig Gillespie’s “Fright Night” reboot that aired during last night’s MTV Movie Awards finally gives us plenty of footage of former “Doctor Who’s” David Tennant as Vegas magician Peter Vincent. It’s not a lot, mind you, but it’s more than what we’ve gotten previously. I was under the impression Tennant was going to play this as campy, but looks like he’s playing it pretty straight.
Senior Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally has it all going on: he’s running with the popular crowd and dating the most coveted girl in his high school. In fact, he’s so cool he’s even dissing his best friend. But trouble arrives when Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there’s something not quite right—but everyone, including Charlie’s mom (Toni Collette), doesn’t notice. After observing some very strange activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on the neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself in this Craig Gillespie-helmed revamp of the comedy-horror classic.
Starring Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, David Tennant, Imogen Poots, Toni Collette, and due out August 19, 2011.
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And in case you missed it, here’s the first clip from the movie, featuring a confrontation between Farrell and Yelchin and more “guy” talk: