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Trailer Watch: Jennifer's Body

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood July 6, 2009 at 1:15AM

The mighty combo of producer Jason Reitman, director Karyn Kusama, writer Diablo Cody and Transformers hotty Megan Fox (whether or not she can act) should add up to a very commercial Jennifer's Body. This angry-at-men demonic horror flick reminds me for some reason of Attack of the 50-Foot Woman. This is one of several pics (also including The Rocker and the upcoming I Love You, Beth Cooper) developed by Fox Searchlight's one-time sibling Fox Atomic to be released, not by Searchlight, but by Big Fox, which is sticking a trailer --not the red band trailer below-- in front of Bruno this Friday.
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The mighty combo of producer Jason Reitman, director Karyn Kusama, writer Diablo Cody and Transformers hotty Megan Fox (whether or not she can act) should add up to a very commercial Jennifer's Body. This angry-at-men demonic horror flick reminds me for some reason of Attack of the 50-Foot Woman. This is one of several pics (also including The Rocker and the upcoming I Love You, Beth Cooper) developed by Fox Searchlight's one-time sibling Fox Atomic to be released, not by Searchlight, but by Big Fox, which is sticking a trailer --not the red band trailer below-- in front of Bruno this Friday.

UPDATE: Here's the Shock till You Drop note from Kusama, Cody and Reitman (hat tip: The Playlist, which has soundtrack info):


Fox is putting a trailer of 'Jennifer's Body' in front of 'Bruno' this Friday. Great, right? Only problem is it's not our trailer. It's kind of a straight horror preview and while we're sure it'll appeal to many of you, we wanted to make sure you guys got to see our cut... Lets call it the "filmmaker's cut". We think it captures the comedy and scares of the horror films we grew up on - a kind of nostalgia for when horror films were fun. Can't wait to show you the whole film... In the meantime, here's the red band trailer we wanted our fans to see." - Karyn, Diablo, and Jason

originally posted at Variety.com

This article is related to: Genres, Video, Horror


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.