‘Fright Night 2′ Moves Ahead With All-New Cast
The ‘Fright Night’ remake was surprisingly solid, with a great cast including Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell and David Tennant, so imagine our excitement when they announced a sequel. Now imagine that excitement fading when they announced all of the actors would be replaced.
‘Fright Night’ was quite the surprise of the summer back in 2011 — a remake of a campy ’80s classic, the film followed a teen who discovers a vampire living next door and seeks the help of a stage magician to kill him. Anton Yelchin, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots, Dave Franco, Colin Farrell, David Tennant and Christopher Mintz-Plasse all starred in the film and their talent, along with a smart script, really elevated the film.
Bloody-Disgusting reports that a sequel is moving forward, currently shooting in Bucharest, and the cast has been replaced by much lesser-known actors.
Chris Waller will play Evil Ed, played in the first film by Mintz-Plasse. Payne will take over for Anton Yelchin as Charlie, the protagonist. Sean Power will replace David Tennant’s memorable Peter Vincent. Also on board are a bunch of names you aren’t likely to recognize, like Jaime Murray from ‘Dexter,’ Sacha Parkinson and John-Christian Bateman.
And if you couldn’t tell from the list of lesser-known (read: cheaper) names, this sequel is direct-to-DVD. Here’s the official synopsis:
When high school student Charlie attends a study abroad program with his horror obsessed friend “Evil” Ed and ex-girlfriend AMY in Romania, he soon discovers their young attractive professor Gerri (Jaime Murray) is a real life vampire. Too bad no one believes him. In fact, Evil Ed finds it amusing and it only feeds his vampire obsession. When Gerri turns Ed, Charlie seeks out Peter Vincent, the infamous vampire hunter (well, he plays one on TV) who is in Romania filming his show “Fright Night,” to teach him how to take down Gerri before she gets to Amy, who’s blood will cure Gerri of spending eternity as a vampire.