Dreamworks have revealed the official synopsis for their forthcoming 3D comedy-horror Fright Night, a remake of Tom Holland’s original 1985 film.

Fright Night will be directed by Craig Gillespie from a screenplay by Tom Holland and Marti Noxon and stars Colin Farrell, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, David Tennant, Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots and Toni Collette.

The official synopsis is embedded below, courtesy of Bloody-Disgusting:

Senior Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally has it all going on: he’s running with the popular crowd and dating the most coveted girl in his high school. In fact, he’s so cool he’s even dissing his best friend. But trouble arrives when Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there’s something not quite right—but everyone, including Charlie’s mom (Toni Collette), doesn’t notice. After observing some very strange activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on the neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself in this Craig Gillespie-helmed revamp of the comedy-horror classic.

Fright Night is set to be released in both 2D and 3D on August 19, 2011.