Gillespie signs on for ‘Fright Night’

'Lars and the Real Girl' guy boards DreamWorks remake

Craig Gillespie is out for blood, inking a deal to direct DreamWorks redo of cult horror pic “Fright Night.”

Gillespie, who helmed commercials before making the switch to films and TV, directed “Lars and the Real Girl” and “Mr. Woodcock.” His TV credits include working with Steven Spielberg on the pilot for “United States of Tara.”

“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” scribe Marti Noxon pens the script for “Fright Night.” The 1985 original revolved around a teen who finds out his neighbor is a vampire.

Michael De Luca, Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta are producing; Lloyd Ivan Miller is exec producer.

Gillespie is repped by UTA.

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