Colin Farrell's Fright Night disappointment

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Craig Gillespie directs this remake of 1985's horror comedy film, only this time it's in 3D. Teenager Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin) guesses that his new neighbor Jerry Dandrige (Colin Farrell) is a vampire responsible for a string of recent deaths. When no one he knows believes him, he enlists Peter Vincent (David Tennant), a self proclaimed vampire killer and Las Vegas magician, to help him take him down.
September 2nd, 2011

Colin Farrell was "disappointed" not to play a brooding vampire in 'Fright Night'.

The 35-year-old actor hoped there would be a "romantic lean" to the bloodthirsty character he plays in his new movie, a remake of 1985's 'Fright Night' but soon learned to just accept the material he was given.

Asked if he wished he was playing a "soppy, modern" vampire, Colin said: "To be honest, since I can tend to be a melancholy lad at times, I was a little disappointed by that.

"As violent and single-minded Chris Sarandon [who played Jerry in the original 'Fright Night'] was, there was also a romantic lean to him.

"That was nowhere to be found in this script, so during the first couple of weeks' filming I was trying to see if we could get more of that in.

"But the scenes just weren't there, so I had to be like, 'Get over yourself - stop trying to make this what you want it to be.' "

Despite his sadness, Colin admits making the film was "cool" because he was so "unemotional" in her performance.

He explained to Shortlist magazine: "This was one of the most unemotional experiences I had making a film and it was cool for that reason.

"Jerry doesn't have any human qualities to speak of - he has no fear, no remorse. So the removal of those things makes him a parasite that just needs to latch on to another living body to survive."