Actress Sara Paxton (The Innkeepers) is set to star opposite Sarah Shahi (”The L-Word”) and Milo Ventimiglia (”Heroes”) in upstart banner New Artists Alliance’s Static. The supernatural thriller marks music video director (I couldn’t find any creds) Todd Levin’s feature film debut.
Static centers on a bereaved couple (Shahi, Ventimiglia) teetering on divorce after the death of their child. The arrival of a mysterious young visitor soon changes their outlook, but at an unearthly cost. Budgeted at $1 million, the supernatural thriller will be shot in 3-D utilizing two Sony PMW-F3 cameras.
Paxton broke into horror in Rogue Pictures’ 2009 update of Wes Craven’s controversial classic The Last House on the Left. The pretty 22-year-old blonde played the role of Mari Collingwood, the good-natured coed abducted, tormented, and raped by psycho-killer Krug Stillo and his family of degenerates.
Adrianne Palicki was seen running around Hollywood last night shooting a chase scene for writer/producer David E. Kelly’s new “Wonder Woman” reboot. Photos from the set reveal that Palicki’s much maligned costume (”leaked” a couple weeks ago) has gone from shiny blue pants and boots to less shiny blue pants and red boots.
Palicki stars in the NBC produced pilot with the very sexy Elizabeth Hurley, who plays villainess Veronica Cale, and the less sexy Cary Elwes, who portrays Henry Detmer, the acting CEO of Diana Prince’s (Wonder Woman’s altar ego) Themyscira Industries.
Call me a pervert purist, but I still think pants are the wrong way to go.
Snoot Entertainment got cameras rolling in Missouri today on director Adam Wingard’s eagerly somewhat anticipated followup to A Horrible Way to Die. Entitled You’re Next, the home-invasion frightener reunites Wingard with writer Simon Barrett and stars Aussie newcomer Sharni Vinson (pictured above) in her most terrifying role since Step Up 3-D.
You’re Next follows the Davison family as they’re attacked in their vacation home by a group of sadistic murderers armed with an array of shit-that’s-gonna-hurt-tools. The family’s only hope lies in their eldest son’s super-hot girlfriend (Vinson) whose mysterious past has made her hard to kill like Steven Seagal.
I was a tween with, maybe, three hairs on my nut-sac when I first saw Crampton getting oral from a decapitated head in 1985’s Re-Animator. A year later, I saw her decked out in bondage gear riding Jeffrey Combs in From Beyond. I’m not sure where I’m going with this … I like to be whipped and love amputee porn.
Shooting has wrapped on American World Pictures and Remember Dreaming Productions’ ridiculous new creature-feature Sand Sharks. Director Mark Atkins describes the film as a “Tremors-esqe Jaws homage” and promises “the fish will be out of the water and in the air as they seek and destroy.”
The official synopsis reads:
Prehistoric sand-dwelling sharks are unleashed on the island of White Sands when an underwater earthquake cracks open a crater deep beneath the ocean surface. The most menacing beasts to ever rule the waters, now rule the sand; with their monster appetites they mercilessly munch on anything that crosses their path.
While the Syfy Channel-like plot doesn’t quite get my motorboat running, knowing genre babe Gina Holden is involved has got me hook, line, and sinker. Holden, who starred in last year’s Saw 3-D, holds a long list of horror/sci-fi creds including Aliens vs. Predators: Requiem, Final Destination 3 and NBC’s “Harper’s Island.”
Sand Sharks costars “7th Heaven” hottie Julie Berman, Briana Evigan’s sister (there are two!) Vanessa Lee Evigan, Hulk Hogan’s ruggedly handsome daughter Brooke Hogan, Eric Scott Woods (Jonah Hex), and Corin Nemec (”Stargate: SG-1″).
“How I Met Your Mother” star Cobie Smulders plays S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill in Marvel Studios upcoming superhero sausage-fest The Avengers. As one of only two heroines in the film (Scarlett Johansson is Black Widow), the 28-year-old Canuck understands that a lot is riding on her camel-toe catsuit.
We start in April, which is like… tomorrow. I literally leave here and I go to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to shoot some scenes in a catsuit. I’ve tried on portions of the catsuit and I’ve seen conceptual drawings of what they want it to be.
It’s fascinating to me. I feel like wardrobe becomes very creative on these types of movies because they literally spend weeks designing just the pants or the emblem. It’s such an all-consuming process, so I’m excited to see how it all turns out.
Here’s hoping Marvel’s pants team is as creative as these talented peeps:
The Fighter’s Amy Adams has KO’d the competition to nab the role of Lois Lane in director Zach Snyder’s upcoming Superman reboot for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures. She joins a quickly growing cast that includes “Tudors” star Henry Cavill as the Man-of-Steel and Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as his adoptive folks on Earth Martha and Jonathan Kent.
Snyder tells Hero Complex:
There was a big, giant search for Lois. For us it was a big thing and obviously a really important role. We did a lot of auditioning but we had this meeting with Amy Adams and after that I just felt she was perfect for it.
It goes back to what I’ve said about Superman and making him really understandable for today. What’s important to us is making him relevant and real and making him empathetic to today’s audience so that we understand the decisions he makes. That applies to Lois as well. She has to be in the same universe as him [in tone and substance].
Adams, a three-time Oscar nominee for her supporting roles in Junebug, Doubt, and last year’s The Fighter, doesn’t have a lot of genre creds to her name. She did, however, guest star in a 2001 episode of “Smallville” entitled “The Craving,” in which she played Jodi Melville, a former-fattie–turned-cannibal that Superman must stop.
Warner Bros. hosted the premiere for director Zack Snyder’s girl-power fantasy actioner Sucker Punch earlier this week at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. Joining Snyder on the red carpet were the film’s femme fatales Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish, Jamie Chung, Carla Gugino, and Jena Malone.
In what can only be described as the worst marketing mistake ever made, the girls showed up sans lingerie and boots—opting, instead, to wear dresses taken straight out of my mother’s closet. Now, granted, Hudgens (pictured above) looked hot in her backless Jenny Packham dress and Gugino’s ass shined in a strapless satin rose print dress from Dolce and Gabbana.
Petite stunner Juno Temple is set to face the Batman in geek-messiah Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, the final chapter in his caped crusader trilogy. The 21-year-old Brit will play a character only described as a Gotham street hooker … oh, wait, the press release says “street-smart Gotham girl.” Damn you, wishful thinking!
Batman fans have lit up the internet chat boards to fool themselves into thinking they have friends and to discuss exactly what character Temple is playing in the Warner Bros. release. Some believe she’ll suit up as Batgirl; others suggest Robin. I hope they go the Frank Miller “Batman: Year One” route and cast her as teen-prostitute-turned-Catwoman-sidekick Holly Robinson.
Temple joins a cast that includes new faces Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy and franchise players Michael Cane, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, and—the Batman himself—Christian Bale. The film arrives in theaters on July 20.
Temple can currently be seen all-kinds of nude in director Gregg Araki’s (The Doom Generation) arthouse sci-fi comedy Kaboom. She also stars opposite Elvis Presley’s granddaughter Riley Keough in Bradley Rust Gray’s still-delayed teen lesbian werewolf thriller Jack & Diane.
A trailer for director Tony Krantz’s sci-fi tinged crime thriller The Big Bang has hit the web. The film follows a private detective (Antonio Banderas) on the trail of a missing stripper (Sienna Guillory) who may have stolen some diamonds.
Along the way, our hero fucks a hot waitress (a very nude Autumn Reeser), meets a pornographer (Snoop Dogg), and stumbles upon a billionaire’s (Sam Elliot) clandestine mission to recreate the Big Bang … all while trying to stay ahead of some very crooked cops.
Anchor Bay will release the film in theaters for a limited run on May 13.
Good and bad news for horror fans. Sexy Israeli-born actress Shirly Brener has locked the female lead in writer/director Adrian Ajai Mathai’s feature film debut Stitch. Unfortunately, leading man duties have gone to bloated human drug and D-lister Edward Furlong.
The film’s synopsis reads:
A group of 4 friends travel to a seemingly odd location on a retreat in order to mend the loss of a child of one of the couples. During their stay their reality is shattered when their subconscious enters and supernatural elements change their perceptions.
Together with an ongoing eclipse and another dimension where horror occurs, they come to realize that life is teaching them a lesson in trust, responsibility, friendship, family and forgiveness.
Stitch costars Diane Salinger (Rest Stop), Douglas Tait (Knights of Badassdom) and Tiffany Martin. The film is currently shooting in Los Angeles.
Brener, who was raised in London and Los Angeles, has played small roles in films such as the Jessica Simpson vehicle Employee of the Month, the Lindsay Lohan comedy Labor Pains, and the Al Pacino/Robert De Niro crime-actioner Righteous Kill.
Her horror creds include the serial killer flick 30 Days to Die and The Dunwich Horror opposite Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator). She also stars alongside Playboy-model-turned-scream-queen Christa Campbell in the yet-to-be-released survival frightener Unraveled.