Universal Pictures has released the first official trailer for their prequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 sci-fi classic The Thing (both films share the same title). Mary Elizabeth Winstead stars as Kate Lloyd, a paleontologist assisting a team of Norwegian scientists who have found an alien ship in Antarctica.
The film is directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. and costars Joel Edgerton (Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones), Eric Christian Olsen (”Community”), and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (“LOST”), Kim Bubbs (Flesh Offering) and Ulrich Thomsen (Season of the Witch).
The Emmy’s may have snubbed her this morning, but Paz de la Huerta delivered some of the best nude acting on television I have ever seen as Lucy Danziger (Nucky’s mistress) on HBO’s Prohibition-set drama “Boardwalk Empire.”
Hopefully, the oversight won’t keep de la Huerta from remaining fully committed to her craft. Otherwise, she may turn her gorgeous backside on such kink-fueled projects as Lionsgate’s upcoming masterpiece Nurse 3-D.
The 26-year-old stunner will play Abby Russell in the film, a beautiful and dedicated nurse who seduces and punishes men she deems as being wicked. Pictured above is our first look at de la Huerta in character. Though I prefer my nudity plain, the starlet’s blood soaked body still manages to catch my interest.
Nurse 3-D is set to shoot on Sept. 6 in Toronto. Douglas Aarniokoski (The Day) is directing.
Shortly after “working” with porn star Sasha Grey on his 2009 hooker-drama The Girlfriend Experience, Academy Award winning director Steven Soderbergh announced plans to produce a viral outbreak movie. Coincidence? Only Soderbergh’s doc could knows for sure.
Whatever the inspiration, Contagion looks absolutely terrifying:
Wait. Gwyneth Paltrow dies a sick and agonizing death? I don’t get it. Is this suppose to be a scary drama or the feel-good movie of the year?
Contagion follows the outbreak of a deadly airborne virus and the global aftermath that ensues. The all-star cast includes Paltrow, Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Bryan Cranston, Jude Law, Marion Cotillard, Laurence Fishburne, Jennifer Ehle, and John Hawkes.
Groovy news from Ghost House Pictures: Evil Dead producers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Bruce Campbell are moving forward with a remake of their beloved 1981 classic. Attached to direct is Fede Alverez, an aspiring Uruguayan filmmaker who caught Raimi’s attention with an ambitious four-minute-plus sci-fi short entitled Panic Attack.
Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno, Jennifer’s Body) is also on-board to punch up Alverez and writing partner Rodo Sayagues’ new script. She tweets:
Fede Alvarez wrote a brilliant script. My job is easy. Have no fear. (Wait, do have fear.)
The Evil Dead is near-and-dear to Clatto’s shriveled black heart. While I was rooting for a third sequel that would bring Campbell back as an aged Ash, I do find hope in Cody’s involvement with the project. Say what you will about Jennifer’s Body, but her dialogue was tight—as is her script for Jason Reitman’s upcoming comedy Young Adult.
Ghost House Pictures is fast tracking the Evil Dead remake with plans to reboot the franchise.
Moonstone Entertainment has released a trailer for it’s upcoming werewolf frightener The Howling: Reborn, a reboot of Joe Dante’s 1981 cult classic The Howling. The film stars Nickelodeon and ABC Family player Lindsey Shaw (“Pretty Little Liars”), the much hotter Ivana Milicevic (pictured above), and Landon Liboiron (“Terra Nova”) as the lycan.
The Howling: Reborn is written and directed by Joe Nimziki. Anchor Bay Films is handling distribution. Peep the rebirth: