Fright Night: First image

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David Tennant’s re-interpretation of vamp-slaying showman Peter Vincent in the upcoming Fright Night remake has been revealed via a brand new banner for the film.

Gothed up to the nines, he almost looks like a new character from the latest Harry Potter flick – that bolt of mystical energy between his hands only adding to that feeling.

Clearly, the production has attempted a complete renovation of the '80s flick for this Vegas-set update, something screamingly obvious in the new-look Vincent. It's certainly a departure from Roddy McDowall's portrayal.

Is new better? The original still has a place in our hearts , but we’re intrigued to see what director Craig Gillespie and writer Marti Noxon will do with the property – especially considering that stunning cast, which includes Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Toni Collette and Colin Farrell.

The images below were snapped at the Hard Rock Cafe, where Fright Night is currently shooting, and are perhaps part of the film's set dressing…

Fright Night opens in cinemas next year.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.