It’s no secret that DreamWorks is producing a remake of the 1985 horror film Fright Night. The film debuted in theaters 25 years ago, which means they’ll have to make some changes to update it for modern audiences. For example, do you remember the late night horror TV host Peter Vincent? He was originally played by Roddy McDowell but in the remake David Tennant will take over his duties. We’ve got the first glimpse of the actor in full costume and makeup as Vincent, and he’s fairly unrecognizable. Check out the photo below…
The new Fright Night will stick to the original premise of a teenager who’s convinced that his neighbor is a vampire even though no one believes him. But in this version, Peter Vincent won’t be a late night TV host, he’ll be a Las Vegas magician whose show revolves around horror-movie imagery. The character claims to be a vampire expert, but when the teen turns to him for assistance, he’s less than helpful.
It looks like Vincent will be a Criss Angel wannabe, who uses smoke and mirrors to gain celebrity. Tennant has come a long way from Dr. Who.
Fight Night is scheduled to hit theaters on October 7, 2011.
What do you think of the new Peter Vincent?