CATEGORIES Action, Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Casting, RumorMonger, The Weinstein Co., Games and Game Movies, CinematicalYou know, at this point I think that Milla Jovovich should probably be named the patron saint of video game flicks. Mainly it's because that in the barrage of crappy console-to- screen properties, there are none more beloved than the Resident Evil series. So I can only hope that some of that 'geek shine' is going to rub off on The Weinstein's latest attempt. Bloody Disgusting (who is usually pretty reliable when it comes to all things horror) has confirmed that Jovovich is set to star in the big-screen adaptation of Capcom's horror-survival game, Clock Tower. Even though this news is still in the rumor stage, BD is confident that Jovovich is already on board.
News of the film first surfaced back in April, and last month Variety had announced that Brittany Snow (Prom Night) signed on for the lead. According to sources, Jovovich will play "a woman in a psych ward who befriends the lead character, played by Snow, when they discover a shared family history. Meanwhile a psychotic madman dubbed Scissorman is pursuing her and keeping the family curse going strong." Eric Poppen (Borderland) was tapped to write the script, and even though there are some conflicting reports regarding the story, the general consensus seems to be that the film will be loosely based on the second installment of the series.
Shooting is scheduled for November in Los Angeles, and by then we should have a few more details. Hopefully the addition of Jovovich and an 'R' horror director like Martin Weisz (The Hills have Eyes 2) means that the film will be avoiding the usual pitfalls of PG horror and adding a little more 'bang for our buck'. Not to mention that at least with Milla on board, we might get a glimpse of a slightly more interesting female lead than the perpetually pouty Ms. Snow.