DreamWorks 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.