The actor, who revamped Walter Koenig's character Pavel Chekov in Star Trek and Michael Biehn's Kyle Reese in the 2009 Terminator movie, will revamp the Charley Brewster character in a remake of the 1985 film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The original starred Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale as Brewster, Amanda Bearse and Roddy McDowall.
Source: Heat Vision Blog
The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision Blog states that Anton Yelchin will star in the Craig Gillespie directed Fright Night remake which is being produced by DreamWorks. His role, that of Charley Brewster, was originated by William Ragsdale.
Given that the film was well received during its initial release in 1985 and still holds up today, screenwriter Marti Noxon hasn't strayed far from the plot or tone of the original horror comedy, which focused on a teen who's convinced that his new neighbor is a vampire, although no one will believe him.
It's another positive career move for Yelchin, who is building a sizable fan base within genre loving audiences. After appearing in 2009's Star Trek and Terminator Salvation, Fright Night will fit nicely into his impressive if short resume.
Michael De Luca is producing the film along with Alison R. Rosenzweig.