Posted on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 by Angie Han
Craig Gillespie‘s Fright Night underwhelmed at the box office, but it did well enough that someone decided to greenlight a follow-up. Just, y’know, not one that actually makes it into theaters.
Though the title suggests it’s a sequel, the direct-to-DVD feature Fright Night 2: New Blood comes across more like a remake of the 2011 Fright Night — which, of course, was itself a remake of the the 1985 film by Tom Holland. To make things more confusing, it seems to have no connection with the other Fright Night sequel from 1988.
The big difference in New Blood is that Jerry, the seductive bloodsucker played by Colin Farrell in the last incarnation, is now Gerri, an even more seductive lady bloodsucker played by Jaime Murray. Watch her make out with lingerie-clad victims and lick blood off of a sword after the jump.
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The news you’ve been waiting for is here: Pirates of the Caribbean 5 has taken another step forward! (Contain your excitement, please.) Jeff Nathanson, who wrote Catch Me if You Can, has been hired to write Pirates 5. Two members of the old crew are back, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and star/producer Johnny Depp. There’s no plot to reveal at this point, and some doubt as to which other cast members from previous films will return. There’s also no report about who will direct. Having Nathanson script seems like a good first step, but after the last two films in the series, they’re going to have to show some great footage to generate interest.
Variety has the report, and also mentions that Disney is continuing efforts to develop an Alice in Wonderland sequel.
After the break:
- G.I. Joe: Retaliation producer denies that reshoots added much more Channing Tatum,
- The direct to video Fright Night 2 gets an all-new cast,
- and there are new images from The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia.
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