Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Anton 'Chekov' Yelchin stakes claim in 'Fright Night' reboot

Anton Yelchin, the actor who took over for Walter Koenig in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek and played Kyle Reese in Termination Salvation, is in talks to take the lead in the reboot of  '80s vampire flick Fright Night, reports THR.

The reboot will reportedly keep the same overall plot as the original of a teen who becomes convinced his neighbor is a bloodsucker, and must enlist the help of a local creature feature host. The film will be helmed by Craig Gillespie, the director behind 2007’s Lars and the Real Girl.

For the record, I don't mind reboots so much.  When they suck, they don't detract from the original version, but when they're good, they not only honor but also expand upon the original.  And like Yelchin's enterprising franchise reboot, the results can be pretty awesome.

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