Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. There has been quite a lot of drama surrounding Cinematical in the online world over the last few days. The long and short of it is that the great movie writers that make up the identity of that site were pretty much told by the new Huffington Post run regime at AOL/Moviefone that they were welcome to stay and contribute if they were willing to not earn a wage.
So, not surprisingly, there was a mass exodus of their key personel, many of whom are personal friends of mine. I'm sure there are still some decent people left at the site, but I felt weird about linking back to them in this particular story. But fair is fair and they got the exclusive debut of these first Fright Night remake images, so click any of them to visit the original story.
I don't know why, but I'm not particularly nervous about this remake. I love the original, which I remember seeing on USA Up All Night as a young child and being terrified by vampire Chris Sarandon, but this remake doesn't offend me. Maybe it's because I really like their cast. Anton Yelchin is one of our best actors in this age range, Colin Farrell is way underappreciated by the geek masses and seems perfect for the Chris Sarandon sleazy seductive scary vampire. Throw in Chris Mintz-Plasse, Toni Collette and David Tennant and you have more than a solid cast.
If I have any reservation with this is that they're going PG-13 and that doesn't bode well for a remake of a nicely R-rated movie. That's not a deal breaker, though. Just a concern.
Now we have our first look at the flick with three images, one showing off the Colin Farrell vampire, one focused on the suspicious kids and the last seeing Mintz-Plasse as Evil Ed. None of them are mind-blowing, but they don't look cheap either.
What do you folks think?