Bayer Helms Near Dark Remake

Sam Bayer is in negotiations to direct the remake of the Kathryn Bigelow-directed 1987 cult vampire movie “Near Dark” for Platinum Dunes and Rogue Pictures says Reuters.

The remake centers on a young man who reluctantly joins a traveling “family” of evil vampires after the girl he tried to seduce bites him and turns him into one.

Christopher Landon (“Disturbia”) is rewriting the script. Bayer, one of the big names in music videos and commercials, directed Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” clip and more recently Justin Timberlake’s “What Goes Around Comes Around” video.