Sci-fi geeks have a new queen in Zoe Saldana. The sultry Dominican starred in this summer’s blockbuster hit Star Trek as Lieutenant Nyota Uhura and is front and center as blue babe Neytiri in James Cameron’s upcoming 3-D actioner Avatar.
I’ve become a little action whore. I’ve always gravitated toward the Sigourney Weavers, the fucking Linda Hamiltons, the Angelina Jolies. I just love strong women that are in tune with their bodies—that don’t just use their bodies as sex tools. I’m very dominant—feisty. I’m not a man-hater, just a very proud woman.
I love it when hot chicks refer to themselves as whores.
Saldana is expected to return to the Enterprise for J.J. Abram’s Star Trek sequel, tentatively slated for a 2011 release.
TriStar Pictures 1987 kid horror-comedy The Monster Squad is now available on Blu-ray. The disc comes packed with extras such as director and cast commentaries, deleted and extended scenes, photo gallery, original trailer and TV spot, and a not-to-be-missed 80 minute featurette entitled “Monster Squad Forever.”
Directed by Fred Dekker (Night of the Creeps, RoboCop 3) and written by Shane Black (Last Action Hero), The Monster Squad centers on a group of tween horror fans who discover Dracula is not only real, but has come to America in search of an amulet that will allow him to bring forth the forces of evil.
Director Rob Cohen (The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor) expressed interest last year in possibly shooting a Monster Squad remake, but so far no official plans have materialize. Dekker, for his part, is none too keen on the idea of a reboot.
In an interview with ShockTillYouDrop, he said:
Rob Cohen is interested in doing a remake of The Monster Squad… I think making a remake of Monster Squad is a tragic and stupid idea. The movie preceded a whole generation of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Goosebumps and there’s a show now called The Troop, we’ve seen it so much, why do it now?
I’m sure that felt like a kick to the nards to most Monster Squad fans.
Lionsgate has released a second trailer for its upcoming sci-fi vampire mash-up Daybreakers. Directed by Peter and Michael Spierig, the film stars Ethan Hawke (Gattica), Willem Dafoe,(Anti-Christ) Sam Neil (Jurassic Park), and Isabel Lucas (Transformers 2: Rise of the Fallen).
Oscar-winner Peter Jackson’s (Lord of the Rings, Dead Alive) film adaptation of the 2002 Alice Sebold novel The Lovely Bones is set to arrive in theaters in limited release on Dec. 11. The film marks Jackson’s return to directing since 2005’s King Kong.
Fifteen-year-old actress Saoirse Ronan plays Susie Salmon, a girl who is raped and murdered by a serial killer living in her neighborhood. As her soul ascends to heaven, she is privy to both her family’s suffering and her killer’s next intended victim. To find eternal peace, Salmon must find a way to help her family heal and stop her killer.
The Lovely Bones also stars Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, and Stanley Tucci. It opens wide on Jan. 15. But, for the time being, you impatient bastards can check out the following clips that have been circulating the web.