Spike TV's fantastic Twilight, er, Scream Awards were held last night, which is one of those fanboy-esque awards shows similar to the MTV Movie Awards where big, popular blockbusters populate the categories and fans vote online for the winners. Of course, vampires ruled the day, with Twilight winning for Best Fantasy Movie and Taylor Lautner winning for Break-out Performance Male, while HBO's True Blood racked up awards for Best Horror Actor Male and Female, Best TV Show and Best Villain.
Other winners included Transformers 2 and Star Trek, and in a surprising move Alice in Wonderland took home the award for Most Anticipated Fantasy Film instead of New Moon or Eclipse. Hmmm…is the Twilight fever beginning to break?
Laura Dern Joins 'Little Fockers'
As production begins on the third installment in the popular Meet the Parents franchise, The Hollywood Reporter tells us that Laura Dern has joined the cast as the headmistress of the elementary school that the Fockers' kids attend. Dern joins a cast that already includes Ben Stiller, Robert DeNiro, Owen Wilson, Jessica Alba, Terri Polo and Blythe Danner.
What this tells us is that Little Fockers won't be a deal-with-little-babies movie, but more of a deal-with-elementary-age-kids movie. And by "kids", it looks like those rumors of the couple having twins were correct. Should be a fun one when it hits theaters next year.
M. Night Shyamalan is the Devil
Though he's currently busy piecing together a live-action Last Airbender movie, M. Night Shyamalan is also trying his hand at producing movies, too – and one such film, based on one of his own ideas, is slowly coming together. It's called Devil, and it stars Chris Messina. That's all anyone knew about it until recently when a synopsis was discovered over at Slashfilm that told of a group of people who get trapped in an elevator…except the twist is that one of them is the devil.
Messina will be playing a recently sober cop, and there's a bunch of other people in there – each of whom has their own agenda. Seems like a dynamite premise for a film, though after an hour and a half of watching characters fight in a trapped elevator, I could see those with claustrophobia having some issues inside the theater. Shyamalan won't be directing this time around (which may be a good thing), so we'll see how this pans out. The guy has some pretty good ideas – it's just the execution that always bombs. Maybe someone else handling the direction will mean a quality product arriving in theaters. What do you think?