Fright Night is one of the most buzzed about horror remakes of recent and the amazing cast descended into San Diego to treat Con-goers with a Q&A and sneak preview. On hand were stars Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Imogen Poots, Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, director Craig Gillespie, and screenwriter Marti Noxon. Obviously missing is the Tenth Doctor himself David Tennant, but the remaining cast easily made up for his absence.
Here’s what we saw:
Moderator Chris Sarandon (star of the original Fright Night) asked Craig why he wanted to direct Fright Night. He said he could visualize the movie very easily and wanted to combine horror and comedy like in the original movie.
Writer Marti Noxon said the original had interesting relationships that could evolve 20 years after the original film. She wanted to write a vampire who had a viciousness and sexuality.
First Clip: Very funny clip that pokes fun at Twilight with Mintz-Plasse and Yelchin.
Yelchin was attracted to this character “because he goes on a mission to find himself and battle a vampire at the same time.”.
Second Clip: short clip of Farrell’s character intimidating Yelchin’s character.
Third clip: Farrell’s vampire pursues Yelchin and his GF played by Imogen Poots and his mom played by Toni Collette. Car chase ensues and they run over Farrell and he winds smashing his hand through the bottom of the car.
Final clip has Yelchin going to David Tenant who plays a magician in Vegas to get tips on how to kill a vampire.
Yelchin: What’s it like to play a character that has been played before (he did so in Star Trek, Terminator Salvation and now Fright Night)? He says it’s fun to do the research on the character and then add something to it. He says he’s been lucky to play these characters and respects them.
Farrell says he’s reconnected with the reason he became an actor in the first place, particularly in the last 5 years.
The movie was shot in 3d and the camera weighs 90 lbs and the car chase choreography took two months to work out.
Mintz-Plasse wants to make a follow up to Kick-Ass, but all the actors are too busy right now.
Colin Farrell went to audience to sign an autograph and when he bent down the camera caught his plumbers butt and the audience erupted in laughter. He was a good sport!
A well-made, spooky, fun, 3D horror film with an impressive talented cast? Count us in!