I don’t care what they say, it was a total set up for publicity. You can’t believe anything you read or hear these days can you? Well during a recent interview, Elisha Cuthbert, star of the upcoming remake of House of Wax, explains that an MTV crew shooting a behind-the-scenes series about the movie captured on tape the devastating set fire. Man this is going to sell well in commercials, eh? Double the viewers, double the publicity. Whether I’m right or wrong you’ll get to see it when MTV airs the show. Read on for the story…
Sci Fi Wire reports:
Elisha Cuthbert, star of the upcoming horror film House of Wax, told SCI FI Wire that an MTV crew shooting a behind-the-scenes series about the movie captured on tape the devastating set fire that derailed the production and destroyed a soundstage last summer in Australia. “Once you put aside that no one got hurt, you get to realize that we were also shooting this MTV series in conjunction with the actual shooting of the film, and how brilliant it was for this episode,” Cuthbert said in an interview at WonderCon in San Francisco on Feb. 19. “People are going to be watching the show and go, ‘Oh, my God!’ They’re watching this huge stage get completely demolished. It’s like great television, too. So it was, like, perfect.”
The fire broke out June 26, 2004, on a Gold Coast soundstage housing the title wax museum set, destroying it and delaying production a few days. No one was injured. MTV was shooting a series to be called Movie Life: House Of Wax, chronicling the making of the feature film, which also stars Chad Michael Murray and Paris Hilton. It’s “the first time anyone has ever done this, but we chronicled the making of the movie for a reality show,” producer Joel Silver said.
Cuthbert said that she thought at first the TV series wouldn’t shoot anything interesting. “At first, I was thinking, ‘God, I hope it’s exciting. Because for us, it’s a lot of waiting around. It’s a lot of you’re waiting to go in there, do your thing and get out. And I’m thinking, ‘What are they going to shoot?’ And let me tell you, they’ve got all kinds of stuff.” The MTV series is set to air this spring in advance of House of Wax’s opening on May 6.