I really, really, really think she deserves the honor of being called a scream queen as Milla Jovovich is looking to topline yet another genre film, this time Phoenix Pictures’ Mile Zero. Today she was announced as the “in talks” to star, while yet another director has been attached to the project. So while this news is great, the deal has yet to be locked down. Beyond the break you can read about the announcement and see who the newest helmer is.
Marcel Langenegger has signed a deal to develop the horror film “Mile Zero” for Phoenix Pictures. Milla Jovovich is in talks to star. Milla can be seen in the forthcoming A Perfect Getaway and The 4th Kind, while she’s also starred in the Resident Evil franchise.
Benderspink is producing the film, derived from an original screenplay by Holly Brix that has been set up at Phoenix since 2007. In Brix’s spooky genre effort, a young woman takes a job on an Alaskan oil rig so she can prove her father’s innocence in a series of murders.
Phoenix execs Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer and Brad Fischer and “Zodiac” scribe James Vanderbilt are producing.
Jonathan Liebesman, Erik Van Looy and David Alcalde previously were involved with the film as potential helmers.
Phoenix produced “License to Wed” and “Zodiac.” It has the Weinstein Co. drama “Shanghai” and the Martin Scorsese-directed Paramount thriller “Shutter Island” set to release in the fall.
Langenegger, repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, directed the Ewan McGregor-Hugh Jackman thriller “Deception.”