Fright Night: First image

David Tennant as Peter Vincent revealed

David Tennant

David Tennant’s re-interpretation of vamp-slaying showman Peter Vincent in the upcoming Fright Night remake has been revealed via a brand new banner for the film.

Gothed up to the nines, he almost looks like a new character from the latest Harry Potter flick – that bolt of mystical energy between his hands only adding to that feeling.

Clearly, the production has attempted a complete renovation of the '80s flick for this Vegas-set update, something screamingly obvious in the new-look Vincent. It's certainly a departure from Roddy McDowall's portrayal.

Is new better? The original still has a place in our hearts, but we’re intrigued to see what director Craig Gillespie and writer Marti Noxon will do with the property – especially considering that stunning cast, which includes Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Toni Collette and Colin Farrell.

The images below were snapped at the Hard Rock Cafe, where Fright Night is currently shooting, and are perhaps part of the film's set dressing…

Fright Night opens in cinemas next year.

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Comments

    • ChrisWootton

      Sep 2nd 2010, 16:17

      I know people are going to slag this off but I think it's spot on. I'm a huge fan of the original and this looks like the modern equivalent of the bravado Vincent had. It's so over the top (David Copperfield in Whitesnake) that it will be all the more excellent when he panics and is exposed as a fraud. Bring it on!!

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    • MrPeaut23

      Sep 2nd 2010, 17:29

      i agree with chris, i can't wait to see the part where he first kills a vampire!

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    • willow138

      Sep 2nd 2010, 18:46

      Marti Noxon is an excellent choice of writer for this seeing as she wrote for Buffy The VAMPIRE SLAYER. Brill

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    • Ali1748

      Sep 2nd 2010, 21:50

      Very camp.

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    • macd72

      Sep 2nd 2010, 22:43

      Sorry guys but come on, Fright Night was epitomized by those classic 'brush of the dust' old characters you found hidden in a darkened room (Vincent), NOT David Blaine in drag. At this point I'm worried about the direction however, fingers are still crossed.....

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    • Hybrid

      Sep 4th 2010, 12:50

      Rubbish.

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    • HorrorHound94

      Sep 7th 2010, 13:04

      This poster is just screaming Mortal Kombat! It looks like a character poster from the MK: Deadly Alliance game! I don't really like the look of the poster to be honest. I would rather have a purposely made corny 80s poster...

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