Anton Yelchin is in negotiations to star in a remake of 'Fright Night'.

The Russian-born actor - who played the role of Pavel Chekov in 2009 sci-fi movie 'Star Trek' - is in talks to star as lead character Charley Brewster in the reimagining of the 1985 movie.

'Mad Men' actor Marti Noxon has written The Script for the movie, which will reportedly stay true to the original film's storyline of a young man who becomes convinced his new neighbours are vampires.

Craig Gillespie, who has previously helmed 'Lars and the Real Girl', will direct the movie, Hollywood Reporter confirms.

Anton, 21, has appeared in a number of big movies in recent years, including 'Terminator Salvation' and 'Star Trek', but the character of Charley Brewster in 'Fright Night' would be his first big leading role.

As well as the 'Star Trek' sequel, Anton's other upcoming work includes the role of Porter Black in comedy drama 'The Beaver' with Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster and crime thriller 'The Winter Queen' with Milla Jovovich.