Gillespie might seem like an odd choice to take the reigns, and he only has a few feature credits on his resume (including the critical hit Lars and the Real Girl and the less than critical hit, Mr. Woodcock). As for Noxon, her resume is chock-full of work penning scripts for television, including Buffy, Mad Men, and even Prison Break. But even though her film work is a little spottier, I have a feeling her Buffy experience with 'post-modern' vampire stories will probably come in handy.
The story of a young man in a battle with the vamp next door is probably one of the most beloved horror comedies in movie history, and suffice to say that the fan reaction to a remake wasn't entirely positive. So while it isn't going to be easy to please fans like myself, it isn't impossible, and whether we like it or not, we are getting our remake. Hopefully the addition of Noxon and Gillespie means that the film has a shot at being something a little more interesting than just a poor-man's copy of the real thing.