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Jun 24
2011

San Diego Comic-Con in full force with cast appearances, a party and an advance screening: DreamWorks Studios is pleased to present a special insider look at its upcoming, 3D reimagining of the horror classic “Fright Night” at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International Convention. On Friday, July 22, a panel presentation will be held in Hall H of the San Diego Convention Center. On the dais will be talent from the film, including Colin Farrell, Anton Yelchin, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Imogen Poots, director Craig Gillespie and screenwriter Marti Noxon. Activities also include a fan appreciation party as well as a screening in advance of the film’s opening in theaters on August 19th. On Friday, June 24th, the film’s social media campaign; “The Fright Night Feeding Frenzy” kicks off with a chance to win a VIP trip for two to San Diego Comic-Con in partnership with Yahoo! Movies. The trip includes travel, accommodations and admittance to all “Fright Night” scheduled events. “The Fright Night Feeding Frenzy” encourages fans to use their social feeds on Facebook, Twitter and blogs to share movie content and check in to real world events to collect points. At the end of each week, the fan who has spread the frenzy the farthest wins a killer prize. Prizes are awarded weekly beginning July 1st through the film’s release on Friday, August 19th. More information about the “Fright Night” Feeding Frenzy and how to join can be found at: WelcometoFrightNight.com.

Jun 21
2011

With yesterday’s series finale of “United States of Tara”, Toni Collette won’t be a weekly regular on television anymore, at least not for now. For all wondering what will be next, Toni has wrapped three films already and another one in the making – so even if “Tara” has ended, Miss Collette’s career will not :-) First in line is the anticipated remake of “Fright Night”, which will premiere in US theaters on August 19, 2011. Then, there are two independent drama comedies with no release date as of now – “Jesus Henry Christ”, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, and “Foster”. This Summer, Toni will also reunite with her “Muriel’s Wedding” director, P.J. Hogan, for the dark Australian comedy “Mental”, in which Toni will play the lead role of Shaz, a nanny hired to look after five sisters after their mother is committed to a mental institution.

May 14
2011

The eagerly awaited theatrical trailer for the upcoming remake of “Fright Night” has been launched and can be watched in the video archive, with additional HD screencaptures added to the gallery.

Apr 12
2011

Entertainment Weekly has published a very first picture of Toni in the upcoming “Fright Night”. Both the article and the picture, showing Toni alongside her on-screen son Anton Yelchin, can be found in the gallery.

Apr 01
2011

Article courtesy ShockTillYouDrop: Tuesday at CinemaCon brought the second studio presentation, this one from DreamWorks, and the one movie ShockTillYouDrop.com readers will want to know about is the Craig (Lars and the Real Girl) Gillespie-directed 3D remake of the 1985 cult classic Fright Night. Instead of showing a behind-the-scenes sizzle reel like the movies before them, Gillespie showed an 8-minute chunk of the movie that was filmed and screened entirely in 3D. It opens with Charlie Brewster’s mother Jane, played by Toni Collette, walking into his room while he’s whittling a piece of wood into a stake, and when they go downstairs, Charlie’s girlfriend Amy, played by Imogen Poots, is there wondering why he’s been acting so strangely. Before they get too far into the conversation, Farrell’s Jerry knocks at the door telling Charlie’s mother that Charlie has been harassing him and that he wants to come in to talk about it rather than going to the authorities. Charlie begs his mother not to give him permission to come into the house so she refuses and he walks off but then returns menacingly with a shovel and walks out of view. The full article, including an interview with director Craig Gillespie and Colin Farrell, can be read here.

Aug 18
2010

MTV News has spoken to Dave Franco, the latest added cast member of “Fright Night”, on how the remake, which co-stars Colin Farrell and Toni Collette, has changed from the 1980s classic: Aside from casting announcements and filming locations, the buzz surrounding the “Fright Night” remake has been relatively quiet of late. MTV News recently caught up with newly announced castmember Dave Franco (“Scrubs”) to get insider info on his character, as well as his take on the remake of Tom Holland’s 1985 campy horror classic. Regarding the new version of the ’85 slasher, Franco said director Craig Gillespie has put his own spin on it. “The original is very campy, very ’80s in an awesome way. … It’s a cult classic. That movie would not work today,” Franco said. “It’s obviously the same concept, but a lot has changed to make everything make sense now. For example, my character wasn’t even in the original, so they’ve changed a lot and added a lot of school elements, just let it build a little more.” Complete article is here.