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EXCL: Screen Gems De-Fangs Fright Night?

Remake of ’85 film goes in new direction

“You have to have FAITH for that to work…Misssster Vinccccent, remember?” spits vampire Jerry Dandrige in the face of a holy cross held by Peter Vincent in Tom Holland’s Fright Night. And, for this rabid “Night” fan, faith is something I’ve held onto during these dark days of Hollywood remakes. Faith that the Fright Night property would go untouched. Un-”remade.”

Screw that.

ShockTillYouDrop.com discovered Sony’s Screen Gems is sifting through Hollywood’s supply of writers for a Fright Night redo. But this one, from the sounds of it, is “in name only.” A sundry of sources tell us executive producer Scott Strauss who may or may not still be attached and who recently shepherded Breach, starring Ryan Phillippe, and executive produced Robert Englund’s Killer Pad, wants to take Fright Night in a different direction. One involving an amusement park in some way.

Our immediate thought is “They’re remaking Tobe Hooper’s Funhouse and calling it Fright Night.” We haven’t heard a peep yet regarding how Gems is coming along with the pitch process, but we’ll keep you in the loop!

Source: Ryan Rotten