David Tennant, Christopher Mintz-Plasse joining Fright Night

The Doctor and Red Mist appear to be teaming up.

According to an exclusive at THR’s Heat Vision Blog, both David Tennant and Christopher Mintz-Plasse have signed on to star in the Fright Night remake. They’re joining Anton Yelchin (Star Trek), Colin Farrell and Toni Collette (The United States of Tara) in the story of a teen (Yelchin) convinced that his neighbor (Farrell) is a vampire.

Tennant (Doctor Who, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) will be playing Peter Vincent (perhaps a nod to a certain famed horror actor?), “a Las Vegas magician whose show revolves around horror-movie imagery” who “claims to be a vampire expert, but when the teen turns to him for assistance, he’s less than helpful.” Mintz-Plasse (Kick-Ass, Superbad) will be playing Evil Ed, a friend of Yelchin who becomes frustrated with him and ends up joining the vampire’s coven.

The film to be directed by Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl), will be released through Disney in conjunction with Dreamworks.

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Posted on June 9, 2010 at 22:09 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink
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  2. Written by Kara Dennison
    on 2010-06-10 at 05:13

    Needs the 'this will either be awesome or awful' tag.

  3. Written by arkonbey
    on 2010-06-10 at 12:58

    I agree. This can go either way; Tennant may make it lean towards awesome. The first one was pretty darn good, though, I'm tempted just to ask Hollywood to please make an original movie (you know, like FN was when it first came out…)

    “Oh, you're so cool, Brewster!”

  4. Written by Kara Dennison
    on 2010-06-10 at 13:48

    I dunno. While Tennant is an amazing actor, he has this problem where he doesn't know how to share. He sort of bulldozes his co-stars, so unless he is the main attraction (like in 'Hamlet' … even in 'Doctor Who' he was a bit TOO big for the screen), he runs the risk of eating up the whole thing himself and dwarfing his fellow actors.

  5. Written by Greg Eatroff
    on 2010-06-10 at 17:01

    Not always — he kept it appropriately small in “Bright Young Things.”

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