Showgirls et Zombieland, Thor et Area 51

zombiegirls

Showgirls et Zombieland ont un truc en commun. A priori, ce n’est pas le cas, l”un est un succès, conciliant la critique comme le public, l’autre n’est qu’un horrible navet ayant gagné un statut culte. Pourtant, parce que depuis le temps on commence à comprendre comment Hollywood fonctionne, les deux vont avoir droit à une suite.

Comme Woody Harrelson lui-même l’a proposé lors de sa dernière prise, jamais un film ne lui a tant donné envie de faire une suite. Banco, puisque les acteurs sont près à revenir, puisque les auteurs Paul Wernick et Rhett Reese – qui ont développé Zombieland pour être une série télé ce qui suggère qu’il ont déjà le matériau pour une suite – et Ruben Fleisher sont opés, et puisque le premier weekend d’exploitation a suffi pour rembourser le film, il y aura donc un Zombieland 2.

JoBlo’s rapporte que Showgirls 2 : Story Of Hope racontera l’histoire de Hope (l’histoire de Hope, l’histoire de l’espoir, pas mal hein… Aah putain) une stripteaseuse – qui sera interprétée par Rena Riffel, déjà présente dans Showgirls – victime d’une dose mortelle de coke contaminée, et dont le frère cherche à venger la mort à Frankfort. C’est pas des conneries, et puisque Basic Instinct 2 était une si bonne idée, pourquoi ne pas recommencer avec un autre nom connu – même associé à un film merdique – plutôt qu’avec un nom inconnu – même si c’est celui d’un film génial. Non mais sérieux !

Quant à Stellan Skarsgård (Anges & Démons), il jouera dans Thor, parce que, bien sur qu’il joue dans Thor. Le gars est grand, blond et suédois, son ascendance asgardienne n’est même pas à prouver. Son fils Alexander lui-même (True Blood) fut un moment favori pour le rôle avant qu’il ne tombe entre les mains du père de Kirk dans le dernier Star Trek, l’aryen Chris Hemsworth.

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area 51

Oren Peli, le réalisateur de Paranormal Activity, un film dont on ne verra peut-être pas la couleur en France, serait déjà en train de préparer son prochain film, et après les fantômes, il s’intéresserait cette fois aux extraterrestres dans un film nommé Area 51, centré autour de trois adolescents que la curiosité entraine dans la mythique base du Nevada.

Peli doit commencer à tourner la semaine prochaine, en mode found-video à la manière de Cloverfield, et décrit le film ainsi : “terreur claustrophobique”. Le budget alloué au film est nettement plus conséquent que les $11.000 qu’ont couté Paranormal Activity, qui cartonne (et fait bien flipper apparemment) et est déjà en train de s’étendre dans d’autres salles, à vitesse grand V. Bizarre, comme si la Paramount l’avait prévu, pour une campagne programmée ou j’sais pas…

Ci-dessous le communiqué de presse officiel.

PELI TO EXPLORE “AREA 51” WITH INCENTIVE AND IM GLOBAL

LOS ANGELES, October 6, 2009 – Writer-director Oren Peli is set to start production next week on AREA 51, his follow-up to the supernatural chiller PARANORMAL ACTIVITY which after creating exceptional underground notoriety since its production in 2007 is now in the early stages of its US release by Paramount.

The AREA 51 storyline is a closely guarded secret but is reputedly centered around three teenagers whose curiosity leads them to the legendary and mysterious Area 51 Air Force base deep in the Nevada desert. AREA 51 will, like PARANORMAL ACTIVITY employ a “found footage” narrative strategy. Though Peli will enjoy a significantly larger budget than the $11,000 he spent to make PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, he will continue to work with undiscovered actors.

AREA 51 is produced by Jason Blum under his Blumhouse Productions banner, with Room 101’s Steven Schneider and IM Global chief Stuart Ford serving as executive producers. The film was co-financed by Aramid Entertainment Fund and Incentive Filmed Entertainment, with IM Global handling worldwide sales and CAA co-repping the title in the U.S.

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY has enjoyed sell out midnight screenings in 33 cities over recent weeks and Paramount is set to expand the film to around the clock screenings in 40 cities this weekend.

Said Peli: “Actually, I’d rather not say anything about AREA 51 except that I am very pleased to be working with the same team who have stood by me for the two or three years it took PARANORMAL ACTIVITY to get into theatres.”

Said Blum: “Oren has already proven that he has a unique gift for using technology and our inherent fear of the unknown to tell simple yet emotionally compelling stories. In this case his canvas is just a little larger.”

Said David Molner, Chairman of both Incentive and Aramid Capital Partners:” Not since ‘Blair Witch’ has such innovative film-making set off such a stampede among young movie audiences. We are proud and privileged to be in business with Oren and Jason and our longtime partners at IM Global.”

Said Ford: “We’ve already had a crazy ride with Oren and Jason on PARANORMAL ACTIVITY that looks set to get even crazier. It’s exciting to be launching into AREA 51 with Oren just as a worldwide audience is discovering his thrilling debut.”

The AREA 51 storyline is a closely guarded secret but is reputedly centered around three teenagers whose curiosity leads them to the legendary and mysterious Area 51 Air Force base deep in the Nevada desert. AREA 51 will, like PARANORMAL ACTIVITY employ a “found footage” narrative strategy. Though Peli will enjoy a significantly larger budget than the $11,000 he spent to make PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, he will continue to work with undiscovered actors.

AREA 51 is produced by Jason Blum under his Blumhouse Productions banner, with Room 101’s Steven Schneider and IM Global chief Stuart Ford serving as executive producers. The film was co-financed by Aramid Entertainment Fund and Incentive Filmed Entertainment, with IM Global handling worldwide sales and CAA co-repping the title in the U.S.

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY has enjoyed sell out midnight screenings in 33 cities over recent weeks and Paramount is set to expand the film to around the clock screenings in 40 cities this weekend.

Said Peli: “Actually, I’d rather not say anything about AREA 51 except that I am very pleased to be working with the same team who have stood by me for the two or three years it took PARANORMAL ACTIVITY to get into theatres.”

Said Blum: “Oren has already proven that he has a unique gift for using technology and our inherent fear of the unknown to tell simple yet emotionally compelling stories. In this case his canvas is just a little larger.”

Said David Molner, Chairman of both Incentive and Aramid Capital Partners:” Not since ‘Blair Witch’ has such innovative film-making set off such a stampede among young movie audiences. We are proud and privileged to be in business with Oren and Jason and our longtime partners at IM Global.”

Said Ford: “We’ve already had a crazy ride with Oren and Jason on PARANORMAL ACTIVITY that looks set to get even crazier. It’s exciting to be launching into AREA 51 with Oren just as a worldwide audience is discovering his thrilling debut.”

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