Here is a compilation of some of the stuff that mattered to me this week whether it be good or bad. This week we get more news on the Carrie reboot, a disturbing look at Rob Zombie’s Lords of Salem, Aaron Eckhart in I, Frankenstein and much more. Enjoy.
A Modern Carrie Remake
With the film to start production soon, director Kimberly Pierce talked about how she plans on modernizing the remake with Chloe Moretz in the title role.
“I am also modernizing the story as one has to in order to bring any great piece of work written in one era into the next and especially given how very relevant this material is right now. Chloe is going deep into character to get this right….sewing her own dresses, spending time in her closet….and so much more….Thanks for all the great wishes. We are on it! And privileged to be working with such great source material.”
Also, it looks as if Columbia Pictures wants Julianne Moore to play the iconic role of Carrie’s mother. Look for the film to hit theaters March 13, 2013.
Disturbing behind-the-scenes FX Photo from The Lords of Salem
Rob Zombie has been hard at work on his upcoming film The Lords of Salem but that hasn’t kept him from releasing a ton of great behind the scenes pictures of the film. His latest is a disturbing FX photo that Zombie himself can’t even explain. He had this to say:
“Here is another behind the scenes look at some rather disgusting chunky bits from THE LORDS OF SALEM. Wayne Toth sure has made a nasty looking whatever-you-want-to-call-it. Enjoy.”
See kids, this is what happens when you don’t wear a condom.
Nocturnal Novel Trailer
It may seem strange to promote your novel in the style of a movie trailer but I actually think if done right, it can be a huge selling advantage. Aside from the cover of the book you really can’t get a feel of what the book is going to be like until you start reading it so a trailer is the perfect way to show potential costumers what to expect. However, the problem with a lot of the trailers they make for novels is that more often then not it is a total cheese fest and if anything turn people away from the book as a whole. Scott Sigler’s newest novel, Nocturnal, has just released a trailer and is the perfect example of a good trailer for a novel. It looks so ridiculous that I had to share it with you guys. Check it out.
Aaron Eckhart in I, Frankenstein
Stuart Beattie’s I, Frankenstein seemingly came out of nowhere until recently when all of these great photos from the set surfaced on the web. Now we get a great shot of Eckhart who stars in the film. I, Frankenstein is based on the comic by Kevin Grevioux but recently Eckhart explained that Mary Shelley’s original novel is where he is focusing his attention in order to build the character. In my opinion Aaron Eckhart is an extremely underrated actor and I think he’s going to surprise a lot of people in his newest role. The film is set for a February 22, 2013 release.
John Hawkes and Why he Passed on The Walking Dead
Speaking of hugely underrated actors, John Hawkes is one of the best working actors today and would have now doubt been an amazing addition to AMC’s successful series The Walking Dead. AMC wanted Hawkes for the role of “The Governor” in the upcoming season. Lately Hawkes has had some huge success with his roles in Winter’s Bone, Martha Marcy May Marlene, and Contagion so it’s no surprise that AMC wanted him to have the role. Unfortunately that isn’t going to happen though, Hawkes explains why:
“They offered me the role, and I just felt there would be someone else who could do it better,” he tells the site. “I was flattered, and I took a look at the series. It held interest for me, but I just didn’t feel like I was the guy for it. I have to be careful of what TV shows I choose, particularly ones that have commercials in them, because it’s going to be a different kind of television show. There are going to be sponsors. No matter how good the show is, if there are commercials, it’s going to be a different show, to me. That’s just my personal feeling. Yeah, it was nice of them to ask, and it’s a good show, but, again, I just didn’t feel I was the guy. They came to me and sent me the graphic novel and the first two seasons. I took a look at them, and just didn’t feel like it was for me.”
I would have loved to have seen him in the series because he would have brought something very special to the already massively popular show. The role eventually went to British star David Morrisey.
Do you remember the game Where’s Waldo and how frustrating it was as a kid trying to find that asshole? Here’s a parody using our good friend Jason Voorhees. Try finding him below.
There you have it, some of the stuff that mattered to me this week. As always, thanks for reading.