'Fright Night' Screenwriter Marti Noxon Describes Anton Yelchin As The 'Perfect Spielbergian Hero'
Screenwriter Marti Noxon talks "Fright Night," and how the movie handles current perceptions of the vampire genre, and what Yelchin and his distinguished cast members brought to the table for the upcoming remake. Check it out past the jump.
MTV spoke with Marti Noxon for their Summer Movie Preview week. Check it out below.
MTV News: There were a lot of great actors and classic performances in the original movie. As a writer, were those voices at the forefront of your mind as you were writing these characters?
Noxon: I think that certain characters, I hewed more closely to their character types [from the original], like obviously Evil Ed and Peter Vincent are very specific in where they come from and their points of view. But once you see the movie, you'll see that David Tennant completely makes that character his own, even though they have similar qualities. Same goes for [Christopher] Mintz-Plasse. He takes that Evil Ed and puts his spin on it. But what's similar about those characters, in the Evil Ed case, is they both have a sharp sense of humor and this great depth of knowledge about all kinds of geekery. Those two I'd say I was the most influenced by the original film.
Then there's Anton – I think he's going to be huge. He has such humanity. He's so likeable. He's a perfect Spielbergian hero, you know? He's human-sized, and yet, he feels things so deeply and he makes you feel them too. That was really true across the board. They just dug in and pretended that it wasn't a horror movie—it's just a movie where some crazy stuff is happening. Anton, first and foremost, he just really brought it.
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