Hell Night still simmering
A bit of back story: In 2007, Sony’s Screen Gems was fielding pitches for a proposed remake of Fright Night. Except what the producers wanted sounded something more akin to The Funhouse than the “boy who cried wolf” tale of a young man and his discovery of a vampire who has moved in next door. (More details here.) Later, in March of ’08, the original’s director, Tom Holland, went in to chat about the remake, a sequel and other matters.
Insiders tell us, since then, the Fright Night remake has been abandoned (for now) after a few cracks at the script yielded unsuccessful results.
Meanwhile, we’ve been hearing the Hell Night redo at Screen Gems still has a pulse which is beating stronger. Producers are currently looking for writers with a new take on Tom DeSimone ’81 film about college pledges getting picked off at an old mansion. The Exorcist‘s Linda Blair starred in the original.