Thursday, July 24, 2008


It was actually just a two days ago I posted the premiere poster for HBO's new vampire original series based off of "The Southern Vampire Mysteries" but today, I have something completely unrelated, but not completely different. Aside from writing the new Steven Spielberg created Showtime series THE UNITED STATES OF TARA starring Toni Collette, Diablo Cody also spoke shortly after JUNO about writing a film of her favorite genre, horror. And here it is, JENNIFER'S BODY. This film stars TRANSFORMERS' Megan Fox as a cheerleader who gets possessed and starts killing boys at her school.
You might remember a few months back when I compared THE STRANGERS' poster to the FUNNY GAMES poster (there was also a poster for ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE that resembled FUNNY GAMES even more), we have a similar situation this time.

These things happen. JENNIFER'S BODY doesn't deal with vampires but the idea does make for a good poster and of course, "If it ain't broke, then copy & paste." The marketing is great for both projects and the only problem here is that they were released too close together but that really couldn't be avoided. Personally, I'm very much looking forward to Diablo Cody's next film. JUNO really did come out of nowhere and impressed many people. Unlike the people that weren't taken with the JUNO script, I really loved it. The writing flowed and broke certain conventions almost without a sweat. But here is when Cody will really have to win us. This sophomore effort will really be the deciding factor.
I'm not so excited about Megan Fox, though. Aside from the pretty face, Fox just...wants to be a celebrity like 93% of the actors and actresses that make it in Hollywood and I don't think she can act very well. Who knows, maybe she'll drop a bomb on us and pull a Jennifer Lopez...psh, unlikely, that's once in a brown moon.

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