Anton Yelchin is in negotiations to star in DreamWorks' remake of the cult 1985 vampire film 'Fright Night.'

According to The Hollywood Reporter's HeatVision blog, the new version will follow closely to the original, which starred William Ragsdale ('Justified') as a teen convinced that his next door neighbor is a vampire -- but, as with all good teen horror outings, the adults don't believe him. Anton Yelchin is in negotiations to star in DreamWorks' remake of the cult 1985 vampire film 'Fright Night.'

According to The Hollywood Reporter's HeatVision blog, the new version will follow closely to the original, which starred William Ragsdale ('Justified') as a teen convinced that his next door neighbor is a vampire -- but, as with all good teen horror outings, the adults don't believe him.

On board to direct is Craig Gillespie, who helmed 2007's quirky 'Lars and the Real Girl' as well as episodes of 'United States of Tara.'

DreamWorks is a hoping for a repeat of its success with 2007's modestly budgeted 'Disturbia,' which followed a home-bound teen convinced that his neighbor was a killer. That film grossed more than $80 million and provided a breakout role for Shia LaBeouf.

Yelchin is continuing his sci-fi-horror-film skein of roles; he played Chekov in last year's 'Star Trek' as well as robot fighter Kyle Reese in 'Terminator Salvation' ... and is himself poised for a breakout, though he's recently been cast as a Smurf in Sony's upcoming 'The Smurfs' movie, a part not likely to gather accolades.
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