We’ve all seen the set photos, umm, ‘revealing’ Megan Fox’s character in the upcoming, Diablo Cody penned, Jennifer’s Body, but now, courtesy of Empire, we have a solidly grainy magazine look at Fox and her co-star Amanda Seyfried. The pictures are, quite frankly, scary as hell. We already know women are petrifying, but now they’ll eat our brains, which, you know, ups the stakes a bit come date night.
Cody talked up her reasons for the genre shift:
So what’s scary? Teenage girls. Terrifying. I just thought about the most aggressive female bullies I had known in life… and imagined them as literal monsters”
I can agree with that, and its Carrie-esque concept will surely raise scares. However I’m not sure what my view of the actual film will be, I rather liked Juno but this is on the other side of the spectrum. I think that may hurt the attraction of Diablo Cody’s second script, as the crossover between the two seems slight, to me at least. I’m no gore hound personally, but the intrigue of seeing the big follow up writing work may win out. The down side of it being a Cody project is the lack of shine the director seems to be getting. Most don’t even know her name but Karyn Kusama is a constant in the feminism film field, with Girlfight and Aeon Flux behind her.
I simply can’t decide what I think but regardless this film will get a lot of press, with gossip magnet Fox starring, so I may have to get a handle of it by September 18th.
What are your thoughts? Does the Diablo factor sway you?