MGM is producing a series for the Lifetime network centered on “Silence of the Lambs” protagonist Clarice Starling. “Clarice” will follow Starling’s life and career immediately after her graduation from the FBI academy.
The show will also find Starling attempting to find love in the big city while fighting off carbs and not losing sight of her biological clock. I kid! Chances are the program will focus on Starling solving crimes and her troubled upbringing, first explored in the Thomas Harris books.
It’s too early to know who will play the role of Clarice Starling, but considering the part won Jodie Foster an Academy Award, agent phones must already be lighting up. Coincidentally (or not), NBC is currently cooking up an hour-long crime drama set around the early days of Hannibal Lecter.
An unrated trailer for the Alexandre Aja-produced remake of the gory 1980 slasher Maniac is now online. The redo stars Elijah Wood as Frank Zito, a sadistic killer haunted by hallucinations of his abusive mother and who seeks women online to murder and scalp.
Maniac is directed by Franck Khalfoun (P2) and costars French actress Nora Arnezeder (Safe House) as Zito’s girlfriend Anna and America Olivo as his hot-to-trot mom. The slasher, filmed in Los Angeles, is currently being shopped at Cannes.
Anchor Bay has acquired North American rights to Arclight Films’ Shadow People. Directed by Matthew Arnold,the creepy frightener stars Alison Eastwood as a CDC doctor whose research on SUNDS (Sudden Unexplained Nocturnal Death Syndrome) leads her to a supernatural conclusion.
Producer Michael Ohoven said:
When I first heard this concept, I couldn’t sleep at night. We had found a very real and terrifying phenomenon that affects millions of people worldwide and has even killed some of them. The idea is so terrifying that people don’t even want to talk about it.
“30 Rock” stunner Katrina Bowden is set to star in The Asylum’s original new slasher Don’t Hold Your Breath. The Jared Cohn-directed frightener is slated to be the studio’s first theatrical movie release.
Bowden plays one in a group of college kids who become possessed by the spirit of an executed serial killer while driving past a cemetery. Randy Wayne (Honey 2) and Gerald Webb (2 Headed Shark Attack) costar in the film, which is currently shooting in Los Angeles.
Bowden is quickly building up her scream queen cred as of late. The New Jersey-born 23-year-old can be seen in Magnolia Pictures’ horror-comedy Tucker & Dale vs. Evil and the upcoming frighteners Piranha 3-DD and Nurse 3-D.
Twentieth Century Fox has unveiled an unrated trailer for producers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. The Bekmambetov-directed film is an adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s best selling novel in which the 16th president of the United States is revealed to have been a vampire slayer.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter stars Benjamin Walker (Flags of Our Fathers) as Honest Abe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead (The Thing) as his wife Mary Todd, Anthony Mackie (Real Steel) as Secretary of State/vampire killer William Seward and Dominic Cooper (Captain America) as Lincoln’s vamp-killing mentor Henry Sturges. It arrives in theaters on June 22.