David Tennant Is The New Roddy McDowall In Fright Night

By Josh Tyler 2010-06-08 21:44:45discussion comments
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David Tennant should be in movies. Good movies. In a perfect world his incredible performances in three seasons of Doctor Who would earn him a mantle full of Emmys and the lead in a Hollywood blockbuster of his choice. Instead heíll play second banana to McLovin in the remake of Fright Night.

The film is lead by already cast Anton Yelchin as a teen who thinks his neighbor, played by Colin Farrell, is a vampire. Toni Collette is Yelchinís mom who refuses to believe her sonís theory only to fall under the vampireís spell. That doesnít leave a lot of room for Christopher Minze-McLovin or Tennant, but as youíd expect Minze-Plasse is playing the best friend role. His characterís name is Evil Ed, and he eventually joins the vamprieís coven.

So that leaves Tennant with less screen time than he deserves, but at least heís perfectly cast. According to THR heíll take on the role originally played by the great Roddy McDowall. In the first Fright Night McDowall was the host of a late night horror show. In the new version the partís been modified a little to turn the character into a Las Vegas magician who claims to be a vampire expert but turns out to be a fraud. Tennant is a perfect McDowall stand-in, heíll be brilliant.
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