A trio of small bits of news closes out a huge week in horror as we’ve got updates from three forthcoming projects. Beyond the break you can get an update on release plans for Wes Craven’s 25/8, a film now in post-production, David Goyer’s The Invisible Man remake, and hear what Megan Fox has to say about her demonic character in 20th Century Fox’s Jennifer’s Body. Click the title above to learn more about each film.First up, an update on when we might get to see Wes Craven’s 25/8, courtesy of Den of Geek:
“I think it’ll be late this year or early next year,” Craven tells the site, “We might shoot three more days in July, because we have an idea for a really fun little button on the ending, and other than that we’re virtually locked down editorially, so it’ll be a matter of getting that new little piece together.”
Here’s the official synopsis: As legend has it, a notorious serial slayer will return to the sleepy community of Riverdale to finish off the seven children born on the night he purportedly died. But is the slayer really dead, or is he still at large? Or has the mysterious evil personality that once impelled his bloody spree entered the body of an unwary teen, who will now be compelled to do his evil bidding?
MTV recently chatted with Megan Fox about JENNIFER’S BODY, arriving in theaters September 18th from 20th Century Fox. She talks a bit about her sexy demonic role.
“There’s this scene in a kitchen. I can’t reveal too much — but it’s the first time you see me cross over from human to whatever this weird thing is that I’ve become. I actually truly frightened myself — which I’m excited about,” she tells the site. ““I’m a man-eater. I eat boys. I’m sort of a zombie, but not really. I get improperly sacrificed [and it possesses me]… my character is a frighteningly vapid high school girl who’s captain of her flag team.
“She gets improperly sacrificed by Adam Brody’s band, who have sold their souls to Satan in order to get a record deal,” Fox laughed. “And what happens when you improperly sacrifice someone is the victim gets taken over by a demon. They thought I was a virgin — and I was not a virgin.
“So, I get taken over by a demon,” Fox continued. “And in order to maintain the state of the undead, I have to feast on human flesh. And so, I start eating boys.”
Lastly, writer-director David Goyer updated his progress of THE INVISIBLE MAN to Shocktillyoudrop:
“I’ve since finished a draft and I’m in the midst of revisions for it right now,” he says. “Universal seems pretty high on it. So, they’re just breathing down my neck to get the revisions done. It’s a movie they’d like to make.”
Conceived as a sequel to Wells’ original tale, the story centers on a British nephew of the original Invisible Man. Once he discovers his uncle’s formula for achieving invisibility, he is recruited by British intelligence agency MI5 during WWII.
Universal has a remake of The Wolfman arriving this year (although we’re hearing it’ll be pushed), with retoolings of Jekyll and Hyde, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Frankenstein and Frankenstein also in the works.