Mad Men Writer Remaking Fright Night
Marti Noxon's name is familiar to all the Mad Men faithful out there, having written and produced many of the show's episodes. But she's got a TV pedigree leading all the way back to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, and it's that fang-filled past she'll be tapping into as she makes her feature screenwriting debut.
DreamWorks has hired her to write a remake of the 1985 horror comedy Fright Night, about a teenager who discovers his neighbors are vampires-- and not the romantic sparkly kind. THR writes that the plan is to keep the same campy comedy vibe, which indicates less of a Buffy-style revamp and more paying homage to an original quasi-classic. Noxon probably has the skills to do it either way, though, and it's always good to see some of the Mad Men talent leaking out into the film world. Those of you who have yet to be captivated by Don Draper may finally get to see a little of what we've all been raving about.
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