Columbia Pictures has moved Michel Gondry‘s The Green Hornet back two weeks from June 25th 2010 to July 9th 2010. According to ERC, the move was made to make room for the studio’s Dennis Dugan-directed comedy Grown Ups, which was moved from March 12th to June 25th. But with The Twilight Saga’s Eclipse scheduled to hit theaters on June 30th, I’m surprised that Columbia would want either of their films near the tween vampire romance sequel.
And since it was revealed that Megan Fox wouldn’t appear naked in the filmed topless scene in the Diablo Cody-scripted horror film Jennifer’s Body, fans have been speculating that 20th Century Fox was aiming for a PG-13 rating. I read the initial draft of the screenplay, and I’m not sure that story could be told in PG-13. But fear not, the MPAA has finally spoken. The film is officially rated R for “sexuality, bloody violence, language and brief drug use.” Nope, you’re still not going to see Megan Fox topless, but at least we’ll be getting a bloody r-rated horror film. [Bloody-disgusting]
Please Recommend /Film on Facebook
FilmSchoolRejects has posted some new photos from the Diablo Cody-scripted teen horror film Jennifer’s Body. The photos were were apparently scanned from Empire Magazine. After the jump I’ve included the new images which feature Megan Fox as a cheerleader and a man eating blood covered possessed demon, along with a dirty and bloody Amanda Seyfried. Head on over to FSR for the high res scans.
Read More »
Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody on Twitter:
- Am finding myself bothered by stale MySpace reference in “Jennifer’s Body.” I love MySpace and all but, you know.
- I wonder if we can dub in “Twitter” instead. Do it on a reverse shot so it doesn’t look totally Bruce Lee.
- I don’t know how the references in a feature script can ever stay current when the average film takes four years to develop.
- I guess Apatow turns ’em around extra fast. The rest of us have to deal with Sanjaya jokes in our 2009 releases.
/Film reader Stark1288 sent me this official production photo from the Jason Reitman-produced, Diablo Cody-scripted horror film Jennifer’s Body.
Update: Turns out the photo came from Entertainment Weekly, and we’ve now replaced the photo with a clear version.
Yes, that is Megan Fox, who plays a possessed cheerleader in the film, and in the photo is drenched with blood. I’m not sure exactly where the photo came from, appears to be a scan from a magazine. When small-town high school hottie Jennifer (Megan Fox) is possessed by a hungry demon, guys who never stood a chance with her, take on new luster in the light of Jennifer’s insatiable appetite. From the Oscar-winning screenwriter of “Juno.” Jennifer’s Body hits theaters on September 18th 2009.
The United States of Tara is Diablo Cody‘s new TV show, launching this Sunday on Showtime – but if you’re imapatient, the premiere epsiode is already streaming from the series’ official site, though if you’re anything like me (in all respects but geographical location) you’ll also tune in on Sunday so that you can watch with live Twitter accompaniment from Ms. Cody herself. The show was apparently conceived by Steven Spielberg – which is what was said about What Lies Beneath, too if you remember. According to that film’s co-scriptwriter Clark Gregg in the Creative Screenwriting podcast, however, Spielberg’s contribution there amounted to “it’s about, you know, a couple they have a house and maybe it’s an old house and maybe there’s a ghost in the house and at first they think it’s the ghost of somebody from a long time ago and then maybe not” so who knows what he gave Cody to work with.
Out on the road to hype Tara, Cody has been talking about a couple of her other upcoming projects too: Jennifer’s Body and an acting turn on 90210. But what about them?
Read More »
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
The Jason Reitman-produced Diablo Cody-scripted horror comedy Jennifer’s Body has been given a release date by Fox Atomic. The Megan Fox thriller will hit theaters on September 18th 2009, the same weekend as the Matt Damon/Melanie Lynskey crime thriller The Informant and the Sony Pictures animated adaptation of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
The official plot synopsis follows: “When small-town high school hottie Jennifer (Megan Fox) is possessed by a hungry demon, guys who never stood a chance with her, take on new luster in the light of Jennifer’s insatiable appetite. From the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Juno.” Amanda Seyfried, Adam Brody, and J.K. Simmons also star.
Fox Atomic has released a teaser poster for the Diablo Cody penned horror film Jennifer’s Body. You might recognize this poster, as we posted it a couple days ago with a different title card “True Blood“. Of course I’m joking, as the film and the upcoming HBO television series have no real connection. But the similarities in the poster design are too extreme to ignore.
Here is a round up of stories that just didn’t make the /Film front page, or what we like to call…. Page 2!
TotalFilm has a batch of production photos from Pixar’s WALL-E.
David Poland calls Sex and the City: The Movie “the Lord of the Rings of Chick Flicksâ€¦ not that it’s anywhere near as good, emotional, artistically made or worthy of box office or awardsâ€¦ IT’S 2 HOURS AND 25 FUCKING MINUTES LONG!!!!”
With news of yesterday morning’s decision by the California Supreme Court, Screenwriter John August has announced he is getting married. Congrads.
France’s MK2 and Britain’s Film4 will produce “Satisfaction,” the second film by U.S. writer-director Miranda July (Me and You and Everybody We Know). [Variety]
Universal Pictures has launched a viral site for the Timur Bekmambetov’s Wanted – FraternityofWeavers.com
Blogwarts has the third official photo from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, but it’s very low resolution and not very revealing.
Rotten Tomatoes‘ Total Recall column focuses on movies with talking live-action animals.Â This, naturally, is in anticipation of the new Narnia movie.
Variety continues to STEAL stories from movie news websites. How unprofessional. [collider]
Producer Daniel Dubieki says he would like to make a sequel to Jennifer’s Body: “I could see [a sequel] in the future if this movie does well and I think it will. As long as we can bring the right ingredients back to the table, I could totally see that happening. We’re not making it for that reason, but it could work. I’d love to do that.” [shock]
ThePlaylist has a small review of Pineapple Express: “The movie was bloody and hysterical. It was definitely like no other movie I’ve ever seen. [There’s] lots of killing, at least 12 on camera deaths, and lots of blood. Insane. PS Danny R. McBride is a scene stealer.”
Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher, who represented the Al Gore team during the 2004 Florida recount, has denounced the HBO drama Recount, scheduled to air on May 25. [imdb]
io9 explains How Superhero Movies Made Comic Books Cooler (If Not Better).
ComingSoon has a new poster for Paramount’s The Love Guru, and no one cares.
PixarBlog has the track-listings for the WALL-E soundtrack.
Film School Rejects has the trailer for Don Cheadle‘s Traitor.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is currently getting a 73 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Jon Brion is scoring Charlie Kaufman‘s Synecdoche, New York. [playlist]
Tom Cruise is in talks to star in director Phillip Noyce‘s thriller 28th Amendment, about a U.S. president (Cruise) who discovers that a secret committee (run by Denzel Washington) has controlled the U.S. government since WWII. [moviehole]
Six Flags Great Adventure announced the grand opening of The Dark Knight coaster which will feature new customized footage of Aaron Eckhart as District Attorney Harvey Dent. The ride also incorporates audio and visual elements from the film which will debut July 18, 2008, offering guests a sneak peak. [SHH]
The Movie Blog theorizes that Paramount might have botched the marketing for Indiana Jones 4.
Rob Corddry has landed his first starring role, a part in “Project A,” an action comedy from Ben Stiller’s production company about a man trained by the U.S. government as a Cold War experiment to become the world’s biggest jerk. [reuters]
Here is a round up of stories that just didn’t make the /Film front page, or what we like to call…. Page 2!
Cinematical has a photo of the I Love You Philip Morris billboard at Cannes.
Adam Brody talks to IGN about his preparation for the now defunct Justice League movie.
National Lampoon’s Homo Erectus looks horrible. Check out the red band movie trailer on Trailer Addict, if you dare!
IconFactory has released their Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Icon Set.
Uwe Boll told RT what his five favorite films are â€“ and, considering he’s the man who cast Tara Reid as a brilliant archaeologist and made such clunkers as BloodRayne and Dungeon Siege, his picks are kind of surprising. (Apocalypse Now, Dances With Wolves, Clockwork Orange, Citizen Kane, and The Searchers.)
io9 has a first look at Killdroid: A Mechanical Love Affair.
Defamer counts down the Top Five Most Cringeworthy Facial Hair Moments in Cinematic History.
The new poster for The Strangers is kinda creepy. [bloody-disgusting]
AICN has the first test screening review of Kevin Smith’s Zack and Miri Make a Porno. The reviewer says “it’s similar to “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” – it’s a raunchy sex comedy that also wants to have a sweet romance at its center” and claims the hillarious dialogue is “some of the strongest stuff I’ve heard from Smith in years”, but says “the heart of the movie doesn’t really fly”. Sounds to me like something that might be fixed in editing. It’s also revealed that Justin Long makes a cameo.
Lucasfilm has announced that “Star Wars Weekends” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will give a sneak peek at Star Wars: The Clone Wars , coming to theaters on August 15th. [ComingSoon]
FirstShowing takes a look at the 10 Best and Worst Rappers Turned Movie Actors.
Before you watch the documentary on the new special edition of Raiders of the Lost Ark, beware that a certain character’s identity, which may or may not be a spoiler from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, is revealed on screen. [filmchat]
The Movie Blog lists Five Ways Iron Man was better than Batman Begins.
Bloody-Disgusting has the first photo from Platinum Dunes remake of Friday the 13th.
Lance Henriksen (Near Dark, Pumpkinhead) has completed a cameo for Jennifer’s Body. [Shock]
Cinematical has the teaser poster for City of Ember. Meanwhile Fox Walden has launched the official teaser website at CityofEmber.com.
CinemaBlend has details on the 25th anniversary dvd release of WarGames.
Rotten Tomatoes Names Harrison Ford‘s Ten Best Film Characters.
ABC News lists Five Science Fiction Movies That Get the Science Right.
Diablo Cody will be the next guest programer at Hollywood’s New Beverly Cinema: “To me, the movie night I keep hyping, because I’m so excited about it, is Little Shop of Horrors, the ’86 version, and Labyrinth. And I’m going to do Nightmare on Elm Street 3 with Fright Night. Midnight Madness with Wet Hot American Summer. I’m gonna try and get both Reitman’s in and do an Ivan and Jason double-bill.” [shock]
Zap2It has script reivews of Fox’s two new shows – JJ Abrams’ Fringe and Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse.
Rejects has this fan art showing what the movie version of War Machine might look like in the Iron Man sequel.
Arcade Fire will be scoring Richard Kelly’s The Box. [playlist]
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa will be released into IMAXÂ® theatres worldwide on November 7, 2008. [CS]
Audrina Patridge, one of the stars of MTV’s The Hills, will make her feature debut opposite Chris Carmack and Laura Vandervoort in the Charles Winkler-directed Into the Blue 2. [THR]
Jessica Alba does her best impersonation of the iconic Charlie Chaplin in the June 2008 issue of Allure. [justjared]
The CW has given a 13-episode midseason renewal to Reaper. [variety]
Andras Hamori’s H20 Motion Pictures has greenlit The Gate — 20 Years Later, a sequel to the 1987 horror film that terrified me as a child. [bloody-disgusting]
eBoy‘s latest poster takes on Los Angeles.
The Mythbusters will take on Indiana Jones.
Rotten Tomatoes takes a look at New Line’s 40 years of independence (before getting gobbled up by WB), 25 movies to celebrate their legacy.