GORDON'S LADIES NIGHT CHAT
Longtime friend of the Corner, Stuart Gordon dropped them a line recently to chat about his upcoming eerie endeavor that tackles not tentacled, hungry beasts hell-bent on universal domination, but focuses on the true unknown: women.
Gordon is currently prepping 'Ladies' Night,' an adaptation of the Jack Ketchum novel which tells of a chemical spill that effects the population of the women in the surrounding area. Their appetite for destruction grows - as do their sexual desires - but no man is safe as these women lay waste to any dude in their path.
'I'm staying pretty close to the novel which is incredibly cinematic.' Gordon told the Corner. 'It has to be the bloodiest thing I've ever worked on and that's saying something. I think Jack Ketchum's story is more timely now, what with all this talk about chemical weapons, and, unlike the book, I'm keeping open the idea that the spill may be intentional, a possible terrorist attack. But I'm also following Lovecraft's advice to 'Never explain anything.''
The 'Dagon' director hopes to lens the project in New York City. Due to an exhaustive pre-production process, the film might not begin shooting until the summer of '04.
'The story takes place in a single summer night so it has similarities to 'Night of the Living Dead,' although these are not slow-moving zombies, but frenzied wild women using anything that they can get their hands on as a weapon: knives, hammers, broken bottles and in one case even a parking meter. The idea of the gentler sex turning on us men is horrifying, but as naturalists always say 'the female of the species is more deadly than the male.''
Gordon speaks the truth. If you want to jump the gun and check out the book yourself, 'Ladies' Night' is available in paperback but it may be slightly hard to obtain so I suggest using some bookstore search engines that hunt down hard-to-find titles. 'King of the Ants,' Gordon's latest, is due later this year. More on 'Ladies' Night' as the project develops.
Courtesy of Creature Corner