Posted on Tuesday, November 13th, 2007 by Peter Sciretta
We loved loved LOVED Juno, so we’ve anxiously been following blogger turned stripper turned author turned screenwriter Diablo Cody‘s bevy of upcoming projects. The one project that seemed more interesting than the rest is a horror movie titled Jennifer’s Body. Megan Fox is signed on to star as a “girl who eats boys.” Cody describes the movie as “Juno but with cannibalism and evisceration.” IMDB describes it as “A newly possessed cheerleader turns into a killer who specializes in offing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?”
While I always thought this idea showed the most promise, it also the easiest to screw up.Let’s face it, Megan Fox is just a pretty face (oh, and a great looking body), she’s no Ellen Page in the acting department. And the film is being produced by Fox Atomic which has yet to turn out a good film in my opinion. But I now have new found hope in this project because Juno and Thank You For Smoking helmer Jason Reitman has signed on produce the new film. With Reitman abroad making the decisions, you can be sure this won’t be complete shit.