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Written by Ivan Radford   
Thursday, 02 September 2010 22:31

It's been a while since we heard about the carefully assembled cast for the remake of Fright Night, but finally here's a look at one of them - none other than David Tennant. And he couldn't look less like Dr Who if he tried.

Sporting a Jack Sparrow-like mix of eyeliner, facial hair and a massive wig, Tennant plays Peter Vincent, the part originally played by Roddy McDowall. Shifting things a bit from the 1985 cult comedy-horror, Craig Gillespie's update relocates the action from boring suburbia to the bright lights of Las Vegas - a setting which suits Tennant's Vincent, originally an ageing host for the titular TV show, now re-imagined as a stageshow magician.

Incorporating horror movies into his act, Vincent is approached for help by scared youngster Charley (Anton Yelchin), who believes that his neighbour (Colin Farrell) is a vampire. That promising trio are supported by a cast that includes Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Toni Collette, Dave Franco, and Imogen Poots.

While the basic plot has stayed the same, Marti Noxon's script is clearly aiming for something other than the dry humour of McDowall's Vincent. Expect some crazy effects, over-the-top showmanship and a chance for David Tennant to really let rip outside of the TARDIS.

The image appeared online thanks to Shock Till You Drop, who snapped the banners at a Hard Rock Cafe where filming took place. Read on for a big sexy version.




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