THE SKINNY: While promoting her Showtime TV series THE UNITED STATES OF TARA at this year’s Winter TCA’s, iF caught up with screenwriter Diablo Cody to find out about her upcoming projects and to talk about the disappointing box office results for last fall’s horror-comedy JENNIFER’S BODY.
As for BREATHERS: A ZOMBIE’S LAMENT, the film is another horror-comedy written by Geoff LaTulippe based on a novel S.G. Browne in which Cody will produce.
“We have a script and I am thrilled with it and hope we can go into production with it soon,” says Cody. “It’s a zombie love story. Zombies are so hot now, but I like to think it’s about the personal side of being a zombie and being ostracized.”
Also on tap for Cody is an adaptation of the popular ‘80s teen novels SWEET VALLEY HIGH.
I know there are a lot of Megan Fox haters out there — we’ve even been known to criticize her a bit over here in the PopWrap HQ from time to time. But it’s too bad her real life persona kept you from giving “Jennifer’s Body” a chance because the dark comedy (or light horror) was filled with some of the most quotable dialogue of the year. Plus, Megan is really good in it, as a man eating bitch (typecasting!).
But you have the chance to mend your wicked ways since the movie is hitting DVD on Dec. 29. I promise you won’t regret checking it out … even if it’s just so you can quench your appetite for her destruction by watching Megan get torn apart.
The first and most critical function of a movie poster is, of course, to sell the movie. But selling the movie and subtly giving audiences clues as to what happens in it are two different things.
A poster designer could, for example, make use of a blood-red background and have the stars’ names over the word “in” over the name of the film, with all the traditional details in their traditional spot at the bottom. But unless a total lack of ideas were the game, why would you do that? It’s better to dream up an image — or a montage — connecting audiences to the action of the film.
It turns out that 2009 was an above-average year for movie posters; choosing the top 10 seems like a crime. Still, here are 10 we think were the best of 2009 — among the best, anyway.
Writer-director Diablo Cody may be keepin’ on keepin’ on in the name of girl power, but let’s be totally blunt: this was Megan Fox’s year, and this ‘Jennifer’s Body’ teaser was a surefire way to pump up moviegoers’ testosterone. The post-opening poster, picturing Fox looking like the devilish innocent she plays, was steamy — but not nearly as mouth-droppingly good.
Source: Movie Fone
There are several reasons why any man will tell you Transformers is one of the best films of recent years. It’s about big alien robots which turn into cool vehicles, for one. There are lots of fights and chases and explosions and all sorts of cool stuff. But the key reason, the one that will come up time and time again, is the achingly perfect Megan Fox.
THAT scene where the camera pans around her dangerous curves, as she tries to fix mischievous robot/clapped out Camaro Bumblebee, will go down in history as one of cinema’s most memorable. That was the moment a new star was born, her name instantly replacing old favourites like Scarlett Johanssen and Jessica Simpson as the hot topic in pubs, changing rooms and playgrounds everywhere.
Fast forward a couple of years and the feisty 23-year-old has cemented her success with the Transformers sequel, a starring role alongside Simon Pegg in How to Lose Friends & Alienate People and now black comedy/horror flick Jennifer’s Body – penned by Diablo Cody of Juno fame – which hits screens tonight.
A December 29th date is rumored for Fox Home Entertainment’s Blu-ray and DVD release of Jennifer’s Body. No further details are available. Penned by Diablo Cody, the story of a cheerleader (Megan Fox) who is possessed by a demon and starts feeding off the boys in a Minnesota farming town. Her “plain Jane” best friend must kill her, then escape from a correctional facility to go after the Satan-worshiping rock band responsible for the transformation.
Source: Bloody Disgusting
FOR the millions of boys who adore her, there’s never been a more aptly named film star than Megan Fox.
Often compared – whether she likes it or not – to Angelina Jolie, the actress’ sultry looks and acting ability have ensured her star is well and truly on the rise.
After a handful of small roles in films such as Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen and guest appearances in sitcoms including Two And A Half Men, Fox found her breakout role thanks to Transformers in 2007.
It may have taken director Michael Bay and a team of technical wizards thousands of hours to bring the Eighties cartoon robots to the big screen, but if the truth be told, Optimus Prime and Co came close to being upstaged by one of the oldest distractions in the book – a hot girl wearing a very short denim skirt.
Mikaela Banes may have been a relatively minor character in the film and its sequel, released earlier this year, but as the story’s hero Sam Witwicky and geeks the world over will testify, she’s a very important one.
Now it’s time for her first starring part. Of course, since Transformers, there’s been no shortage of offers for the actress, born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, but nothing that’s taken her fancy.
“The scripts I was usually getting offered were not of this calibre,” she says of forthcoming Jennifer’s Body, in which she plays the titular high school b***h-with-a-difference.
The difference, of course, being that she’s possessed by a particularly blood-thirsty demon who has a passion for killing boys in her high school.
“The other scripts were for, you know, like the straight-to-DVD films, where my wardrobe would consist of a bikini and that’s about it. I was so lucky to get this script from Diablo, she’s brilliant. I think everyone feels the same way; lucky to get the opportunity to work with something she’s involved in.”
The Diablo she talks of is Diablo Cody, the stripper-turned-writer who won an Oscar and a Bafta for her debut screenplay Juno.
I’ve uploaded a HD interview video clip of Megan on tonight’s ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ on September 25, 2009 & added HD screen captures. A special thanks to Dutch for the HD video!
– Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: September 25, 2009 > Screen Captures
‘Jennifer’s Body’ is listed #25 as EW’s ‘All-Time Best High School Movies.
Megan Fox terrorizes her school in ”Jennifer’s Body” — and we’re naming the honor roll of the greatest high school flicks ever, from ”Fast Times at Ridgemont High” and ”Grease” to ”Mean Girls” and ”Ferris Bueller” — leading up to our No. 1