Rumor of the Day: David Tennant will be the STAR of Fright Night 2

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Dec 14, 2012

Director Craig Gillespie's R-rated Fright Night remake is not out yet, but there are rumors that Fright Night 2 could be already in the works. And this time, the main star would be the former Doctor himself, David Tennant.

Cinemablend reports that DreamWorks is already talking sequel, having high hopes that the upcoming remake of the almost classic 1985 comedy/horror film could be a good one. (We're also hoping that, too.)

This sequel (if you've seen the original movie you won't be surprised here, but if you haven't, *spoilers ahead*) would not star Colin Farrell or even Anton Yelchin, but would star David Tennant as Vegas magician Peter Vincent and Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Evil Ed:

Our source tells us that DreamWorks is considering turning the franchise over to David Tennant for Fright Night 2. The followup would take place in a new city where Peter Vincent not only has to deal with vampires, but potentially other unexpected problems. Evil Ed wouldn't be the movie's villain, they'd go another direction, but Evil Ed will be in it.

In Gillespie's remake, the character of Peter Vincent (played by Tennant) is a performer specializing in horror-themed tricks that looks alarmingly a lot like Criss Angel (no complaining here) rather than a late-night horror show TV presenter like Roddy McDowall's Vincent was. He's also said to be more of a side character, which is a bit of a bummer 'cause, let's be honest, he's the one we want to see.

The good news is, while we all know David Tennant is a fantastic actor, his performance must have impressed the studio enough to consider giving him the lead in the next Fright Night film—a move that won't surprise any Tennant and Doctor Who fans who've already seen what the actor's capable of, and how awesome he can be.

Still, nothing's official, and we want to remind you that it's only being talked about internally at this point. DreamWorks will want to see how the movie performs at the box office and whether the crowds like it before officially green-lighting the sequel.

But we're really hoping it happens. How about you?

Fright Night will open on Aug. 19, 2011.

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