Actress with Terrible Name Joins Fright Night Remake

This post has less to do with some actress whose last name is another word for farting and more about the remake of Fright Night, a beloved movie of my 1980s teenagehood. In case you missed it, DreamWorks is overseeing the Fright Night remake (due in theaters October 2011) and has already cast Colin Farrell (Crazy Heart), Anton Yelchin (Star Trek), Toni Collette (The United States of Tara), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Kick Ass) David Tennant (Doctor Who) and, of course, Imogen Poots (28 Weeks Later), whose flatulent last name bears no resemblance to her wispy and waifish beauty. Poots will likely play Yelchin’s girlfriend and word is the remake will hold true to the 1985 original.

My question is this: Do you think Fright Night deserves a remake and, if so, what do you think of the cast assembled thus far? Also, check out the trailer from the original Fright Night. My favorite line? “If you love being scared, this could be the night of your life!” Sounds like some film critics I know.

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