Interest in Tom Holland’s 1985 vampire opus Fright Night could not be any higher right now. Not only has the film just been released here in the UK as a limited edition Steelbook (via Zavvi) which sold out on pre-orders alone; but also the documentary You’re So Cool Brewster! The Story of Fright Night has also – finally – got into the hands of fans following its crowdfunding campaign.
Which is why the internet went crazy when the possibility of a THIRD film in the franchise arose (I guess we’re ignoring the remake and it’s sequel, a film I actually rather enjoyed), following a series of tweets from Tom Holland regarding copyright possibly returning to him in a couple of years time. However, it seems people misread the situation and Holland is actually penning a new prose novel, as he clarified yesterday…
I am writing Fright Night 3 as a novel. That is not news. I’ve been openly talking about that for months as I am having so much fun writing it. A film though? That’s a huge leap people! If I’m lucky I can get back my copyright in 2 years via the copyright act of 1976. (35 yrs) So maybe in 2 years I’ll think about a FN movie. I have to finish the novel first :) Thanks for all the Fright Night love!
So there MIGHT be a Fright Night 3 novel coming, which MIGHT spawn a new movie. It’s hard not to be a little skeptical but on the other hand the prospect of further adventures of Charlie Brewster does get this 80s kid a little (over) excited.