DreamWorks has released a new image of Colin Farrell in director Craig Gillespie’s (who is now confirmed to helm Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies) 3D remake of Fright Night. In addition to Farrell, Fright Night also stars Anton Yelchin, David Tennant, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Imogen Poots, Toni Collette, and Dave Franco. Like the 1985 original, the film tells the story of a teen (Yelchin) who discovers that his neighbor (Farrell) is a vampire who, by the looks of this new image, is incredibly at ease with the idea of biting the necks of girls rocking hoop earrings. Fright Night hits theaters this summer on August 19th. Hit the jump to check out the new image.
Here’s the new image [click to enlarge]:
Here’s the official synopsis for Fright Night:
U.S. Release date: August 19, 2011
Cast: Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Toni Collette, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, David Tennant and Imogen Poots
Director: Craig Gillespie
Producer: Michael De Luca, Alison R. Rosenzweig
Executive Producers: Ray Angelic, Lloyd Ivan Miller, Michael Gaeta, Josh Bratman
Screenplay by: Marti Noxon
Senior Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally has it all going on: he’s running with the popular crowd and dating the most coveted girl in his high school. In fact, he’s so cool he’s even dissing his best friend. But trouble arrives when Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there’s something not quite right—but everyone, including Charlie’s mom (Toni Collette), doesn’t notice. After observing some very strange activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on the neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself in this Craig Gillespie-helmed revamp of the comedy-horror classic.