Things aren’t looking too fabulous for British actress and Orbit Gum pitch-woman Vanessa Branch in After Dark Originals’ new alien frightener Area 51. The 37-year-old stunner plays a news reporter hunted down by a vicious extraterrestrial creature while taking a military guided tour of Nevada’s infamous Air Force base.
Helmed by actor-turned-director Jason Connery (Alone in the Dark 2), Area 51 costars Rachel Miner (”Californication”), Bruce Boxleitner (Tron: Legacy), some guy named Jason London and John Shea, who played Lex Luther on ABC’s “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.”
The film premieres on the Syfy Channel Feb. 26 (Yup, tomorrow)
Peep the trailer:
Branch, best known in the States for shilling Orbit Gum while wearing white miniskirts, made her horror film debut as a tortured serial killer victim in Immortals director Tarsem Singh’s trippy psychological thriller The Cell. She has since played jilted wench Giselle in all three Pirates of the Caribbean films and wife to Charlie’s brother Liam on ABC’s much-missed “LOST.”
The Orbit girl will next be blowing up the big screen with Samuel Jackson (The Avengers), Nina Dobrev (”The Vampire Diaries”), Daniel Dae Kim (”LOST”) and Kellan Lutz (Nightmare on Elm Street) in Jonah Loop’s directorial debut The Killing Game. She plays a BBC reporter in the fight-to-the-death actioner.