Fright Night

Fright Night Remake gets Buffy Writer

Fright NightWe knew back in May that DreamWorks was working on a deal with Screen Gems to get the rights to "Fright Night," with the intent to remake the movie. Well we now have some new info and good news that shows that this project is moving ahead as word that "Mad Men" writer/producer Marti Noxon has been hired to write the script. Noxon is no newbie to vampires as she previously written and produced for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel" TV series.

How wild is Wild Things? Very. But not like you’d think.

Spike Jonze clearly had a different interpretation of Where the Wild Things Are than I did, but I like his better. I just thought it was a short book for kids to learn how to read, and some pictures they’d like of monsters prancing around. I mean, the plot was Max yells at his mom, gets punished, imagines a fantasy land, then goes home and finds out his mom forgives him.

Jonze’s version is about the lessons kids have to learn about their angry instincts. There is a tone of melancholy to even the most wonderful fantasy scenes. And this isn’t like saying Harry Potter is dark because people are trying to kill him but really it’s happy magic. This is really heavy. Playing rough not only leads to others getting hurt, it makes even the wildest anarchist feel bad.