Kristen Bell Talks Pulse Remake
Now Playing Magazine scored an interview with Kristen Bell, the VERONICA MARS star who?s also toplining Dimension?s remake of Kiyoshi Kurosawa?s PULSE. To be directed by Jim Sonzero and released through the Weinstein brothers? new company March 3, 2006, the film features Bell as one of several characters plagued by a supernatural malignance that enters our world through an Internet website. ?It?s a very difficult project to describe,? Bell, seen here in David Mamet?s SPARTAN, tells the mag. ?It?s based a lot on loneliness. I was really taken by it when I had lunch with [Sonzero] and he explained to me the loneliness of this character. She?s just very stoic and frightened at the same time. I loved the idea. I never really played a punky person before; Veronica isn?t really punk, she?s just more?she has her own thing going on. I liked the way he spoke about it and the ideas he had. That?s why I joined up.?
Bell goes on to say that she has seen Kurosawa?s original, and found it ?very, very scary. I tend to like horror movies that have much more of an unknown feeling, because I think that?s the scariest thing possible. [It?s] the old thing Alfred Hitchcock used to say, ?Show them less, and they?ll be more frightened.? What you don?t show is the scariest thing and I think that goes for ideas as well. THE BIRDS?no one knew why the birds were coming, no one knows why they were trying to kill everyone, and at the end, you don?t know whether it?s infected the whole world, or just that city. And I think that?s the most frightening part [of that film], and that?s what I liked about PULSE. The evil in PULSE is an unknown.?
Courtesy of Fangoria