Between the TIFF site and Collider, a bunch of new photos from related Toronto Int. Film Festival pictures are popping up online, as the festival is just around the corner. Plus it’s a bit of a slow afternoon.
More images (though some you’ve seen) of Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried from the Diablo Cody-penned, “Jennifer’s Body,” which is a satirical dark horror comedy hybrid that basically takes the sarcastic edge of “Heathers” and melds it with the tropes of slasher and horror flicks. It’s about a girl who is demonically possessed (Fox) and her best friend (Seyfried) who has to save their small town from her possessed friend’s boy-carnivorous needs. We liked the script a lot. Let’s hope it translates well to the big screen [trailer]
Then there’s a film called “Defendor,” directed by Peter Stebbings that we honestly don’t know a ton about, but it stars Woody Harrelson and Kat Dennings. It basically looks/sounds like a lo-fi super hero film according to TIFF: “When night falls and danger emerges from the shadows of Hammer Town’s alleyways, Defendor is the only man who stands between us and the drug-ravaged streets. He is the last bastion of decency, the last honourable man: he is Defendor!”
Finally, we have the Jaco Van Dormael-directed “Mr. Nobody” which sounds ‘Ben Button’-ish. It stars actor/musician Jared Leto, as a man who wakes up in the year 2092 to find himself 120 years old, the oldest man in the world and the last mortal in a world where nobody dies. ‘Nobody’ will explore the butterfly effect through it’s protagonist’s eyes in a tale that spans centuries and planets and studies the impact that choices have on our lives. It co-stars Diane Kruger, Sarah Polley, Rhys Ifans, Linh Dan Van and Juno Temple. Last we heard this film didn’t even have U.S. distribution yet and has been finished for ages (and ostensibly on the shelf waiting for a film festival opening). It was supposed to appear at Cannes 2009, but if it was there, we surely missed all references to it. [here’s the trailer].