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wtf: this is what David Tennant left ‘Doctor Who’ for?

A horrifying headline from the Onion’s AV Club:

Doctor Who‘s David Tennant and Christopher Mintz-Plasse join Fright Night remake

David Tennant was starring in the greatest television show in the history of the universe, a role that was the culmination of a lifelong dream for him, and this is what he left it in favor of?

Tennant will take on the Peter Vincent role played by Roddy McDowall in the original—although in keeping with the update’s relocated plot, he won’t be playing a former actor fallen into the ignoble role of late-night horror-show host, but rather a Las Vegas magician whose act includes lots of horror-film imagery, and who’s been described as a “Criss Angel-type” with plenty of “bad-boy attitude” in Marti Noxon’s script.

Okay, that’s probably a part that Tennant could be amusing in. But… but… but… This is yet another pointless 80s remake. Does Tennant really want to be the best thing in a stupid throwaway movie? (Well, the movie reportedly will also feature Colin Farrell as a “charismatic vampire,” so that could be awesome, too. But still.)

*sob*

(Thanks to the many readers who forwarded this news.)



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