Rose (Laura Vandervoort) begins the film as a timid fashion worker scarred by a car accident in her youth.
The Soska Sisters‘ re-imagining of the 1977 Cronenberg classic looks at the story from a very different perspective. Rather than focusing (as the original film did) on the response to the outbreak by government agencies and the general population, this movie concerns itself mainly with Rose’s transformation, both physical and mental, and tries to explain that transformation scientifically. Effects of the disease on the general population are mentioned only in passing. Also, the new film seems to be set in some unspecified American city. The original story took place in or near Montreal. Continue reading →
Laura Vandervoort (Elena Michaels) is Mila Dubov (sister of Danika Dubov, played by Kimberly Sue Murray) in V-WARS, a ten-episode series loosely based on the comics written by Jonathan Mayberry. Vandervoort has played a vampire in the past (in The Dresden Files) but the V-Wars Wiki indicates that Mila and Daniika are human. In V-Wars, the melting of very old arctic ice releases an ancient virus that spreads rapidly across the globe. The virus activates long-dormant genes that turn people into vampires, and the world quickly becomes split into warring camps of vampires and humans. Ian Sommerhalder stars as Dr. Luther Swann, who is looking for a cure. V-WARS will be available on Netflix on 5 December. A trailer is available on YouTube. Continue reading →
Melanie Scrofano will be Emilie Le Domas in READY OR NOT, which stars Samara Weaving as Grace, a young woman who, on her wedding night, joins in a time-honoured tradition of her husband’s rich, eccentric family, a game that unexpectedly turns into a desperate fight for survival. Andie MacDowell will be Becky Le Domas, Grace’s mother-in-law. Other Le Domas family members are played by Adam Brody, Henry Czerny, and Nicky Guadagni. ORPHAN BLACK’s Kristian Bruun and Elyse Levesque are also in the cast. Written by Ryan Murphy (co-creator of American Horror Story), READY OR NOT completed filming in Toronto last November. No release date has been announced. Continue reading →