After a small lull over the past years, Lionsgate is back with a bang planning a slew of new genre productions. Just this morning we have new goodies on three of them.
First, Lionsgate announced that Hollywood newcomers, Dayo Okeniyi and Amandla Stenberg are the latest Tributes to join the The Hunger Games as “Thresh” and “Rue”. They star alongside previously announced Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth in the Gary Ross-directed pic in theaters March 23, 2012.
Lionsgate also has officially announced Craig Gillespie as the director in the Natalie Portman produced Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The project mixes Jane Austen’s 1813 classic novel “Pride and Prejudice,” centering on Elizabeth Bennet’s quest for love and independence amid the outbreak of a virus that turns the dead into zombies. The story’s set in an alternate version of 19th Century England that features deadly ancestors roaming the countryside.
Lastly, here’s the plot crunch for the Gate’s Nurse 3D, which will be directed by Darren Aarniokoski : “By day Abby Russell is a dedicated nurse, someone you wouldn’t hesitate to trust your life with. But by night, her real work begins…using her smoldering sexuality she lures cheating men to their brutal deaths and exposes them for who they really are. When a younger nurse starts to suspect Abby’s actions and compromises her master plan, Abby must find a way to outsmart her long enough to bring the cheater you’d least expect to justice.”