The movie Jennifer’s Body first aroused attention earlier this year when naked pictures of Megan Fox surfaced online, which is basically the best marketing you could ever ask for. This is the latest script written by Diablo Cody (Juno, The United States of Tara) and her first attempt at horror, with a story about a cheerleader who gets possessed by a demon and starts killing every boy in town. Clearly the casting of Megan Fox in the lead role is going to guarantee some level of success for this film, but will her questionable acting also be the film’s downfall?
After watching the red band trailer, I’m not even sure it matters. Her only real purpose here is to act as a sex object, which I’m sure she can handle just fine. Director Karyn Kusama (Aeon Flux, Girlfight) doesn’t have much experience with horror, but knows a thing or two about portraying strong female protagonists. Clearly Species is going to be a common reference point, although I get the sense that this is going for more dark comedy than straight up horror. With a supporting cast that includes Amanda Seyfried, Adam Brody, Johnny Simmons, J.K. Simmons and Amy Sedaris, I’m curious although not particularly impressed with what I’m seeing so far. Jennifer’s Body hits theatres on September 18th; check out the trailer after the jump.