Friday, April 16, 2010

More news from the Whedon-verse

It's getting to the point where I feel like all I contribute to this blog are tidbits of info (sometimes tangentially) related to Joss Whedon. And... I'm okay with that.

1. Felicia Day stars in Red, Syfy's modern re-telling of the tale of Little Red Riding Hood ... as a werewolf hunter. Hells to the yes.

Felicia on set ... looking good!

This is part of a larger series of re-imagined fairy tales - the first one, Beauty and the Beasts: A Dark Tale aired in February. Now, I know Syfy's movies are notoriously bad, and there is so much that can go wrong when you bastardize modernize something classic. On the other hand - Felicia Day.

2. Speaking of Syfy, Tahmoh Penikett (Ballard from Dollhouse) will star in Riverworld, based on a series of books about what sounds like a cracked-out version of Purgatory. But does acting in Dollhouse even qualify you to enter the Whedon-verse? In my mind, it's almost enough to kick Eliza Dushku out again...

3. Alan Tudyk in Tucker and Dale vs Evil - okay, I have to find a way to see this.
Two hillbillies are suspected of being killers by a group of college kids camping near the duo's West Virginian cabin. As the body count accidentally climbs so does the fear and confusion as the college kids try to seek revenge against the pair, who believe that the kids are on some sort of suicide pact.
Think Texas Chainsaw Massacre meets Shaun of the Dead. I'm not a fan of horror, but horror-comedy? Sign me up! Sadly, it's only being shown on the big screen in ... the Netherlands? Can that be right?

Even blood-spattered, he's so adorable.

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