All it takes is for one crappy, over-hyped flick to hit it big and then you get a slew of copycat movies hoping to catch some fallout success. Yes I’m talking about Avatar and its 3D. It’s no news to my frequent readers that I wasn’t a big fan of Avatar at all. AT ALL. I hated the story, the message we were bombarded with for 3 hours, and the characters. What I did like were the visuals and …. well, just the visuals. And we know that Clash of the Titans (2010) saw the success of Avatar and wanted to jump on the 3D bandwagon (to disastrous results). Now practically every fucking movie being released in 3D.
I’ve been on the fence with the Fright Night remake. I just don’t think there’s any way to recapture those elements that made the original so goddamn good. But when I started seeing the casting (most recently Colin Farrell and Toni Collette) I thought that the studio may actually be taking this one seriously. And then we get this news reported by DreadCentral.com about rumors of DreamWorks considering releasing Fright Night in 3D. ENOUGH HOLLYWOOD. Why would you even do this? It sounds gimmicky (because it is) and it shows how little faith you have in the project so you need to put it in 3D for a little extra insurance. The original mention of it is literally buried in an article in Variety. Seriously; look at the very end of the article from Variety to see the 3D mention of Fright Night. Well I’m no longer on the fence about this one. I think its a huge mistake to remake Fright Night — and releasing it in 3D confirms my suspicions.
What’s next? Releasing pornos in 3D?? Hey; that’s not a bad idea …
And my question stands: Who the hell is gonna play the Fearless Vampire Killer Peter Vincent, made famous by Roddy McDowall?? Is the role filled yet and they aren’t telling us, or are they still undecided who’s gonna play this very important and pivotal role? When I hear anything I’ll pass it along.