Fright Night remake on the way

DreamWorks is in the process of remaking Eighties vampire horror Fright Night, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

fright1DreamWorks is in the process of remaking Eighties vampire horror Fright Night, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The company has brought Michael Gaeta and Alison Rosenzweig of Gaeta/Rosenzweig Films on board to produce, while DreamWorks co-president of production Mark Sourian will be overseeing the project. DreamWorks’ previous efforts in horror have been chequered. A remake of Japanese chiller The Ring saw the company score a hit to the tune of $390 million worldwide at the box office. But following this the company stumbled to even break the $30 million barrier with dire features such as The Uninvited and The Ruins. This horror/comedy crossover could see an upturn in the company’s fortunes within the genre.

Released in 1985, Fright Night starred Chris Sarandon in a story that saw his new boy on the block discovering that his neighbourhood is swarming with vampires. No production date has been set for this remake.