The 45-year-old, who also serves as a producer on the Emmy-winning drama, was once a writer for Buffy The Vampire Slayer and its spinoff show Angel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
DreamWorks announced in May that it is to update the 1985 horror comedy. The new version will reportedly retain the tone of the first film and upgrade its special effects.
William Ragsdale starred as teenager Charley Brewster in writer-director Tom Holland's original. The character discovers that he has a vampire (Chris Sarandon) as a neighbour. He enlists the aid of horror film presenter Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowell) to dispatch the undead creature.
Casting and a release date for the project is yet to be confirmed.