DreamWorks' remake of the 1985 horror film 'Fright Night' has added two cast members: 'Doctor Who's' David Tennant and Christopher Mintz-Plasse ('Kick-Ass'), according to HeatVision. The pair join Anton Yelchin as a teen convinced that his new neighbor (Colin Farrell) is a vampire. Toni Collette is the teen's disbelieving mom, who falls under the vampire's spell. Tennant will play a Las Vegas magician and self-proclaimed vampire expert, and Mintz-Plasse will play Yelchin's nerdy friend.
Max Minghella ('Agora'), son of the late director Anthony Minghella, will take the lead in 'The Darkest Hour' opposite Emile Hirsch and Olivia Thirlby in New Regency-Summit Entertainment's supernatural project, according to Variety. The film, which will begin shooting this summer in Moscow, centers on a group of kids struggling to survive in Russia after an alien invasion.
Stephen Moyer ('True Blood') has been added to the cast of the feature-film version of the classic TV Western 'The Big Valley,' which stars Jessica Lange as ranching family matriarch Victoria Barkley; Barbara Stanwyck originated the role in the 1960s series. Moyer will play eldest son Jarrod Barkley (played by Richard Long in the original). Other cast members include Richard Dreyfuss, Bruce Dern, Lorraine Nicholson (in the Linda Evans role) and Jason Alan Smith as Nick Barkley (originally played by Peter Breck). 'The Big Valley' lasted for four seasons after debuting in 1965. [Variety]
Steven Quale, who was second unit director on 'Avatar' and a protege of James Cameron, will take the reins of 'Final Destination 5,' the latest installment in New Line's horror franchise. The 'Final Destination' series has been very lucrative for New Line: The fourth installment overcame bad reviews and grossed more than $182 million worldwide on a budget of about $40 million. This next outing begins shooting in Vancouver in mid-September. [HeatVision]