SLITHER WILL BE HARD R
James Gunn confirmed on his website that Michael Rooker ('the best actor in the world!', according to Gunn) and Elizabeth Banks will star in his feature directorial debut, SLITHER. While other cast members have yet to be determined, he gave Fango some more scoop on his upcoming gorefest.
'Our budget is way more than TROMEO & JULIET and way less than SCOOBY-DOO 2,' jokes Gunn, while insisting that the rumors of a PG-13 approach that have been racing across the Internet have no basis in fact. 'As for bloody, SLITHER gives you that in spades! We?ve got people ripped open, cannibalism and multiple pet murders! And, in one especially touching and beautiful sequence, a woman becomes impregnated with the alien?s spawn, and is overcome by the uncontrollable desire to eat raw meat?beef, pork, beagle, human, it doesn?t matter. Her body keeps growing into a diseased, gangrenous womb, with thousands of parasitic liver-colored worms slithering beneath her thin skin. As our heroes get closer, the little creatures strain to get out as the woman screams in horrible agony and then, wham, she explodes, the lava flow of beasts bursting forth, struggling to get into their new hosts?us.'
If that?s not enough, here?s a final promise from Gunn: 'SLITHER has been specifically designed to urinate freely and proudly onto PG-13 horror. It will be the hardest R ever!'
Courtesy of Fangoria