Welcome to our latest edition of News Bites, which features all sorts of juicy stories squished into one delicious piece. Beyond the break you can watch a brand new behind-the-scenes video for 20th Century Fox’s Jennifer’s Body and an international trailer for Zombieland, along with new casting details for Darren Lyyn Bousman’s Mother’s Day remake and check out how HBO’s ‘True Blood” continues to kill the competition. More will be added if anything breaks in the next 24 hours.
ON THE SET OF JENNIFER’S BODY
Below you’ll find a brand new behind-the-scenes video from 20th Century Fox’s Jennifer’s Body, which features all sorts of on set interviews and new footage from the film arriving in theaters September 18.
The story of a cheerleader 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.
Watch it in HD here
AN INTERNATIONAL LOOK AT ZOMBIELAND
Need more footage from Columbia Pictures’ horror-comedy Zombieland? Check out the brand new international trailer for the film below and don’t forget it now arriving in theaters October 2.
Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) doesn’t have fears. If he did, he’d kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these two are perfectly evolved survivors. But now, they’re about to stare down the most terrifying prospect of all: each other.
Interesting news over at Collider as they report that Catherine Hardwicke’s Hamlet movie is going to be horror, so says star Emile Hirsch.
“I’m working on a modern-day younger adaptation of “Hamlet”, in verse, molded to be almost like this supernatural horror movie,” Emile Hirsch tells the site. “Where it’s not a horror-slasher movie, it’s like a suspense-horror. It’s almost like mixing “Hamlet” with “The Shining” a little bit and making this kind of scary/cool vision of the play. But all geared towards-all the cast will be much younger and it’s geared towards a younger audience. Catherine Hardwicke, who did “Twilight” and “Lords of Dogtown”, we’re working on that together right now.”” He adds that, “We’re going to start shooting in October. Hopefully.”
TRUE BLOOD CONTINUES TO DESTROY
From Variety: “Over at HBO, “True Blood” surged more than 20% week to week to set series records (2.8/8 in 18-49, 5.33 million viewers overall). In the demo, the vampire skein ranked third among all primetime programs for the week.
The premiere telecast was the first HBO series episode to top 5 million viewers since the finale of “The Sopranos” drew 11.9 million in June 2007. And excluding “Sopranos,” it’s the largest premiere-night audience for an HBO series since 5.4 million tuned in for the fourth episode of “Deadwood” (which aired behind “Sopranos”) in April 2004.
“True Blood” is opening up some distance on skedmates “Hung” (1.7/5 in 18-49, 3.28m) and “Entourage” (1.9/5 in 18-49, 3.18m), although they were both up as well.”
TWO MORE PREP FOR MOTHER’S DAY
Darren Lynn Bousman is two weeks out from rolling cameras on his remake of Mother’s Day in Winnipeg, Canada.
ShockTillYouDrop reports that Lyriq Bent – of Saw II, Saw III (both directed by Bousman) and Saw IV – will co-star as “Treshawn” while actress actress Lisa Marcos has also been cast.
They both join the previously announced Deborah Ann Woll, Jaime King, Briana Evigan, Shawn Ashmore and Alexa Vega.
In the remake of the classic Troma film from 1980, three brothers on the run from the law head for home, only to discover that their mother lost the house in a foreclosure. Mother ingeniously orchestrates her sons’ escape, teaching the house’s new owners and their guests a few lessons along the way.
Pictured: Lisa Marcos, left, and Lyriq Bent