Amanda Seyfried (Jennifer’s Body, Chloe) will headline Gattaca director Andrew Niccol’s new dystopian sci-fi thriller Now.
The film is set in the future where people physically stop aging by 25 and must then purchase time to determine life expectancy. Those with lots of money can live forever. Those without are totally fucked.
Seyfried will play a rich woman taken hostage by a man accused of having stolen time from some wealthy bastard. The two will fall in love and attempt to make the most of their time together.
Hmm. Sounds like Logan’s Run meets The Island. I’m.there.
Now will go into production this year. Twentieth Century Fox will distribute.
One night stands always lead to awkward feelings the morning after, especially if you wake up to find your huckleberry with their face bashed in and you’re bathed in enough blood splatter to give Dexter Morgan a chubby.
So is the setup to fledgling director Chris R. Notarile’s short film One Night Stand, starring 22-year-old newcomer Zoe Sloane.
Peep the trailer:
Sloane will next be seen in Notarile’s upcoming full-length feature Daddy’s Girl and in indie-director Mike Nichols’ (Dead Calling) long-delayed Hansel & Gretal inspired thriller BreadCrumbs, opposite genre queens Alana Curry and Kristina Klebe.
Nortarile reportedly shot One Night Stand in less than three hours and for the cost of $100. No word on whether that included a reach-around/happy ending.
“True Blood” leads Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer visit with Brian Geraghty and “Battlestar Galactica” hottie Tricia Helfer in Lionsgate’s upcoming straight-to-DVD home-invasion thriller Open House. The film marks the directorial debut of Anna’s brother Andrew Paquin, a producer on last year’s Renee Zellweger vehicle New in Town and his sister’s 2007 rom-com Blue State.
Open House stars Geraghty and Helfer as homicidal house squaters taking up residence at an open house. Anna has been cast as a friend to the homeowner, played by Rachel Blanchard (pictured above), who is taken captive early on by the killers. Moyer’s role appears to be that of a guy with a butcher knife in his neck.
I have always loved movies as long as I can remember but growing up mainly in New Zealand it never really seemed like a viable career path. But after my sister Anna [Paquin] won an Academy Award for “The Piano” my eyes were opened.
My first foray into the film world was working in development and then as a producer. Writing was something I did on the side. But the more time I spent on set the more I realized I wanted to try directing. “Open House” is my first go at it.
I am very proud of the performances from my actors. I think they have all done an amazing job. And I think both Brian Geraghty and Tricia Helfer manage to create sympathetic characters despite the fact that they do terrible, evil things.
I think that people who go in to the film expecting to see a horror movie like any other will be pleasantly surprised to find it is, I hope, much more.
I once tried to get my sister to do a movie for me, but it never happened. But, that’s OK. I’m still friends with the eight naked black guys I had hired for the shoot.
Tricia Helfer pours the red in 'Open House'
Open House also stars “Try Calling” and Leprechaun 4: In Space actress Jessica Collins.