IFC has secured the U.S. distribution rights to director Michael Winterbottom’s controversial film adaptation of the Jim Thompson’s 1952 novel The Killer Inside Me.
The film caused quite an uproar over its extreme scenes of misogynistic sex and violence during its Sundance premeire last week, inciting vocal protest and walkouts—among them star Jessica Alba (click here to see the good stuff offending scenes).
IFC purchased the rights for an approximated $1.5 million with plans to release the film this summer theatrically and on VOD.
The Killer Inside Me follows the sadistic exploits of 29-year-old Texas lawman Lou Ford, played by Casey Affleck. Alba and Kate Hudson costar.
Producer Joss Whedon’s ratings-challenged, sci-fi series “Dollhouse” shut its doors for good last night with a finale entitled “Epitaph Two,” which found the characters 10 years into the future. Sadly, if not surprisingly, the episode came in 5th in the ratings, drawing 2.16 million viewers.
I think it’s easy to point fingers at the end and play coulda/shoulda/woulda. I think initially Fox was really excited about Joss and I teaming up, and I think they were excited about the concept, even though Joss has expressed that maybe the concept that they’d thought up and the concept that he created … maybe there was a disconnect there.
We were optimistic that we would maybe have a chance to go on, but we were also realistic knowing that numbers were the way that they were. It was just a bummer because we’re aware of the fan base and the strong audience that we do have for the show and that’s what always inspired us and fueled us.
… many shows upon getting canceled … that’s it. Game over. You don’t get the chance to finish out all the stories and air all of the episodes. So, it’s a really rare thing that we were really grateful for.
“Dollhouse” starred Dushku as a programmable femme-bot created to carry out the needs of the wealthy. While Dushku often carries out my need to ejaculate into a handful of Kleenex Ultra Soft tissues, even she couldn’t get viewers to tune into the show on Friday nights, commonly known as the potter’s field of time slots.
If you’re a fan of NBC’s over-hyped sitcom “30 Rock,” you will recognize actress Katrina Bowden as scantly-clad assistant Cerie Xerox. Those of us who find a bowl of turds more amusing than Tina Fey and company, however, are just getting to know the 21-year-old star, namely through her roles in 2009’s survival-frightener The Shortcut and this year’s horror-comedy Tucker and Dale VS. Evil (see picture above).
Tucker and Dale premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and quickly acquired a Canadian distribution deal through Maple Pictures. No word yet on who will be handling U.S. distribution.
Bowden stars in the film as a sexy coed who is rescued by the film’s affable hillbillies during a swimming accident.
In an interview with WickedInfo, Bowden described the film as follows:
Tucker and Dale is an exciting, unique movie that was really fun to be a part of. It’s about two lovable friends who get mistaken as evil crazy “hillbillies” by a group of young college kids when they take a camping trip. My character gets rescued by the two locals when there is a swimming accident – although Tucker and Dale are sweet kind-hearted guys, through the eyes of my friends they seem like evil killers. And similarly, through the eyes of Tucker and Dale, my friends seem crazed and violent. Therefore it turns into a kind of cat-and-mouse scenario with cool special effects and funny back and forth between the “eyes” of both groups.
Along with Bowden, Tucker and Dale VS. Evil stars “Firefly’s” Alan Tudyk and “Reapers” Tyler Labine, as the titular heroes Tucker and Dale, Chelan Simmons (Final Destination 3), Brandon Jay McLaren (“Harper’s Island”), Christie Laing (Scary Movie 4), and Sasha Craig (Dark Wolf). To see a trailer and learn more about the flick, click here.
Sadly, I couldn’t wrangle up any more photos of Bowden in Tucker and Dale, but I did put together the following gallery of shots taken from her performance in The Shortcut and from her bikini-clad romp at a Miami beach. Enjoy.
After Dark’s fourth annual Horrorfest arrives in selected theaters this weekend. This year’s 8 Films to Die For are Kill Theory, Zombies of Mass Destruction, The Reeds, Hidden, Lake Mungo, The Final, Dread (based on a Clive Barker story), and The Graves, starring hottie Clare Grant.
To find a participating theater near you, go here.
If you’d rather watch the flicks in the privacy of your mother’s basement, they will be available on DVD come March 23.
Goofy pop star Ke$ha may have seen Paranormal Activity one too many times. The 22-year-old singer believes that she is haunted and won’t settle into a residence until she can shake the ghost.
She tells Rolling Stone:
I don’t have a house, but I’m looking for one. I just want to make sure it’s not haunted. I’m not just saying this to try to sound crazy, like, “Oh, I’m such a crazy pop star, I’m haunted,” but actually, almost every night I have some psycho dream of the same ghost, either in my face, strangling me, smacking me, shoving me, or just hanging out. Sometimes he’s just there, scaring me, being an asshole.
I, for one, don’t think Ke$ha is haunted. I believe she’s getting her ass kicked every night by Lady Ga-Ga for jacking her ridiculous image and style. Man, what ever happened to attractive pop singers like Christina Aguilera and that chick from Culture Club?