Larry Clark, George Huang, Sebastian Gutierrez and
Terence Gross are among the film-makers set to take part in
Creature Features, an HBO series of five chillers
inspired by Samuel Z Arkoffs AIP monster classics from the Fifties.
Special effects guru Stan Winston, cult starlet Colleen Camp and Lou Arkoff
will produce the $3 million apiece series. Randy Quaid and Nastassja Kinski
will top-line the inaugural film, The Day the World
Ended, which Gross will direct from Max Enscoe and Annie DeYoungs
Clark is on board to helm
Teenage Cave Man, Gutierrez will direct
War of the Colossal Beast, Huang is scheduled to
helm How to Make a Monster no director is
attached yet for the fifth instalment, The Spider.
Winston will create special effects creatures for all five films.
Those movies back then were made for a
specific fear that the country had at the time that your next door
neighbour was a communist, that the atomic bomb will go off and create mutants
and that aliens would invade Earth, Lou Arkoff said. Today, those
fears are different, so I invited five exciting film-makers to give me their
personification of fear, but emulating the same sense of style and
fly-by-the-seat-of-the-pants creativity of the classic monster movies. Im
glad my dad is around with me to join in something that he never would have
thought possible 50 years ago.
Milla Jovovich (star of Luc Bessons The
Messenger: Joan of Arc) and Michelle Rodriguez have landed lead roles in
director Paul Andersons Resident Evil, based on the popular video
game. Set to begin shooting in and around Berlin in early March, the $40
million-budgeted Horror-thriller centres on a special military unit that fights
a powerful, out-of-control super computer. To save the world, the unit must
combat hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures
because of a freak laboratory accident. Jovovich will play the aptly-named
Alice the Zombie Killer in the production from Event Horizons
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Ex-Bond girl (and now
X-Men icon) Famke Janssen will play a female Terminatrix in
Terminator 3 starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Edward Furlong
David Arquette will star in Arach Attack, director Ellory Elkayems
$30 million special effects-driven comedic thriller about a toxic waste spill
that causes giant spiders to go on the rampage
Jeff Goldblum will not be joining other original Jurassic Park cast
members in Jurassic Park 3 due to begin shooting early 2001. I am
not involved in the next Jurassic Park. That is official, he has
said giving no reason.