I’ve personally been dying to see the latest Colin Farrell film and for me to say that is a big whoopin’ deal, considering he’s never particularly impressed me. However, when my Blu-Ray of The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus arrived from Netflix, I was kind of peeved to find that it wouldn’t play for some reason. I am still waiting on my replacement. But the vivid imagery in the preview along with the fact that it was Heath Ledger‘s last movie made me want to see it anyway.

While Farrell‘s latest efforts have all been indie films like the aforementioned Dr. Parnassus, Heat Vision reports he has most recently signed on for the remake of the 1985 horror flick, Fright Night. Farrell will play the role of Jerry, a vampire who preys upon people in the neighborhood, and will star along side Toni Collette (The United States of Tara) and Anton Yelchin (Star Trek). The film supposedly sticks to the original concept, with a young boy (Yelchin) convinced that his neighbor is a vampire (Farrell), though his mother (Collette) won’t believe him.


Blah blah blah. Frankly, reporting this news only makes me want to go into another rant about how no one is coming up with anything original anymore! We have remakes of almost EVERYTHING in the works right now, including Russell Brand supposedly starring in a remake of Drop Dead Fred. Is it really that impossible to come up with a new idea or concept? And what really gets me is that huge names (like Collette and Farrell) are getting involved in these projects. It’s only encouraging the lack of creativity in Hollywood right now, and I really wish someone would pay more attention to the writers who are slaving away to create something fresh and new.

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