Television starlet Elisabeth Rohm is set to join Yancy Butler (”Witchblade”) and Robert Englund (Nightmare On Elm Street) in the Syfy original feature Lake Placid: The Final Chapter. According to EW, the film is currently shooting in Bulgaria and will mark the end of the killer-croc franchise first introduced in 1999 by screenwriter David E. Kelly and director Steve Miner.
Directed by Don Michael Paul (Half Past Dead), the sequel finds Rohm battling giant crocs as Black Lake’s newest sheriff. Englund costars as poacher Jim Bickerman (a member of the film series’ sinister Bickerman clan), while Butler reprises her role as sassy croc-hunter Reba. Syfy will air Lake Placid: The Final Chapter in 2012.
“Heroes” fans will recognize Rohm as CIA agent Lauren Gilmore from season four of the now defunct NBC series. The 38-year-old German-born stunner also starred as LAPD detective Kate Lockley on the popular Joss Whedon series “Angel.” Up next for Rohm is Antonio Negret’s road trip frightener Transit with Diora Baird (Night of the Demons) and Jim Caviezel (”Person of Interest”)
In the confined-space thriller 247°F, a group of friends end up getting trapped inside a sauna, unable to stop its rising temperature. While this premise may seem a bit silly, its genius soon becomes evident when stars Scout Taylor-Compton (Halloween) and Christine Ulloa (”Charmed”) strip down to their tiny bikinis and spend the duration of the film sweating and screaming.
Well played, unknown filmmakers Bega Jguburia and Levan Bakhia. Well played.
247°F was shot in Georgia and is being shopped at this week’s American Film Market in Santa Monica, CA. The film’s vagina-less costars (yawn) include Travis Van Winkle (Friday the 13), Michael Copon (The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior), and Tyler Mane (X-Men).
Summit Entertainment has revealed the first promo image for its upcoming tween zombie romancer Warm Bodies. The shot features Teresa Palmer (I Am Numer Four) as human protagonist Julie embracing Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class) as her undead boyfriend R.
You can tell Hoult is a zombie because the T-shirt underneath his American Rag hoodie is torn at the collar. I know … not exactly “The Walking Dead.” But, imagine the despair you’d feel living in a zombie apocalypse where the dead have returned to cut themselves and swoon over high school girls who listen to Paramore.
Based on Isaac Marion’s debut novel, Warm Bodies centers on the unlikely love affair between a zombie and the girlfriend of one of his victims. The film, written and directed by Jonathan Levine (All the Boys Love Mandy Lane), costars John Malkovich (Jonah Hex), Dave Franco (”Scrubs”), Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine), Lizzy Caplan (Cloverfield) and model-turned-actress Analeigh Tipton (”Hung”).