Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Info on David Tennant's Role in the Fright Night Movie Remake

Recently, David Tennant was added to the cast of the Fright Night movie remake, which stars Anton Yelchin as Charlie Brewster, Toni Colette as his mother Jane and Colin Farrell as his new handsome vampire neighboor Jerry.

Tennant plays Peter Vincent, role that was originally played by Roddy McDowall in the original movie. //Film has some information on the role:
We know that David Tennant from Dr. Who is playing Peter Vincent, the showman and pseudo-expert on vampires that Charlie recruits to help fight Jerry. The character has a smaller role here than in the original, but there’s an interesting possibility in the script that could lead to Tennant fans getting a pretty neat performance out of him. I’m not sure if that angle is going to be treated as the script suggests it should.

I'm rather sad to hear that the role will be less substantial in the remake than it was in the original. However, I'm sure David Tennant will be splendid in it.

The movie will be in 3D and is set to be released on October 7, 2011 


  1. I really liked this movie when it first came out - think DT will be great in the Roddy McDowell but I too am sad that they would limit such a fun character in the remake - McDowell was what made the film interesting

  2. First: DT in 3D!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay!
    Second: I think US executives are afraid to bet on DT's charisma. They think they don't know the guy and, therefore, nobody does too. Short-sighted people.