For those of you worried about the large number of remakes in Hollywood right now, you may want to give Twilight a shout of thanks. According to Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller, the teenie vampire movie killed his plans to remake Kathryn Bigelow’s Near Dark.
Fuller tells Empire: “I think that Twilight was the same type of thing we were going for
although Near Dark was a much darker, sexier, rated R version of that.
But I’m concerned that, conceptually, that Near Dark and Twilight are
too similar in terms of a vampire movie. For now, that movie is on
What’s he’s talking about is the human falling for a vampire concept, which is done in reverse in Near Dark.
I don’t think Near Dark needs a remake, but I’d certainly rather see a hard R version of that story than New Moon‘s impending PG-13 boredom.