Posted on Monday, January 7th, 2008 by Peter Sciretta
Karyn Kusama has signed on to direct Jennifer’s Body, Diablo Cody‘s follow-up to Juno. The story follows a demon-possessed Megan Fox who begins eating boys in her small Minnesota town. It’s one of those stories that could be pretty cool or really bad depending on how the material is handled.
Kusama broke onto the scene with GirlFight in 2000, which won the Grand Jury prize at Sundance. Kusama, who also took home the directing award, went on to helm the really horrible live-action adaptation of AEonFlux starring Charlize Theron. But I have faith in both Kusama and Diablo. And better yet, Jason Reitman is producing. But will Fox Atomic find someway to screw this one up like all their other releases?
Jennifer’s Body begins shooting in March 2008. No release date has been announced.