The Human Centipede 2 Trailer Debuts

The first trailer to the grossly terrifying The Human Centipede 2 has premiered. The question is: How on earth will The Human Centipede filmmakers top the shock and awe they achieved in the first go around?

The Human Centipede 2

Judging by the preview, Centipede writer-director Tom Six has indeed upped the ante by taking audiences further into his warped cinematic mind.

IFC Films has released the trailer for the film that will arrive in time for Halloween, October 6. The Human Centipede 2 will also premiere at Fantastic Fest later this month.

Here’s the IFC Films official synopsis to give you an idea of how one surpasses one of the more shocking pieces of film of recent memory:

“The story of a man who becomes sexually obsessed with a DVD recording of the first film in the series, The Human Centipede, and uses sandpaper to pleasure himself whilst watching the film. He decides to create a “human centipede” of his own, this time comprised of twelve victims as opposed to the first film’s three.”

The Human Centipede 2 Trailer

Katherine Heigl Premieres One for the Money Poster

The fans of the book One for the Money by Janet Evanovich are watching the film production of one of her most beloved series with a watchful eye ever since Katherine Heigl was announced as the film’s star. The main character, Stephanie Plum, is iconic to the legions of Evanovich’s fans and now they have their first chance to judge: One for the Money has released the film’s first poster.
One for the Money Poster
Lionsgate has proudly released a new look at Heigl as Plum and we want to know: What do you think?

One for the Money follows Plum, a classic Jersey girl, who has been unemployed for over half a year. Desperate, she turns to her cousin for a job as a bounty hunter for his bail bonds business.

The sixteen episode book series is ripe for a movie franchise and Lionsgate and Heigl are hoping the first film’s adventure where Plum goes after a murder suspect who is a former vice cop will entice fans to sign up for more. Oh, did we mention that the man at the heart of her first bounty hunting is the man who broke her heart back in high school? Yeah, seriously — our Money is on Plum in this chase!

One for the Money also stars entertainment legend Debbie Reynolds, John Leguiziamo, Jason O’Mara and Daniel Sunjata. One for the Money arrives in theaters January 27, 2012.

Stephen Dorff Exclusive Video Interview: Bucky Larson’s Bad Guy Talks

Getting Stephen Dorff to star in Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star took all of an hour for Adam Sandler — the film’s producer. On the phone with his friend Sandler for a catch up call, Dorff mentioned his desire to try some comedy after a career of stellar work onscreen in dramas. An hour later, Sandler called and said, “Have I got the part for you.”

Stephen Dorff in Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star

In Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star, Dorff is a porn star at the top of his game until the title character comes to town and is suddenly the industry’s star du jour. Therein lies the comedy in Bucky Larson, and Dorff was more than game to make his first foray into the Happy Madison production team’s latest comedic venture.

Dorff has the uncanny ability to play roles that after witnessing the film audiences are left drawing a blank when thinking how any other actor could have taken on the role with such power. From his recent turn in Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere, to Michael Mann’s Public Enemies and even back to his devilish role in Blade, Dorff also keeps audiences guessing where they will find him next. Evidence of that is his part in Bucky Larson across the film’s stars Nick Swardson, Don Johnson and Kevin Nealon.

Dorff visited with Movie Fanatic for an exclusive video interview recently and gave us the inside scoop on how Sofia Coppola, of all people, was integral for him in taking the role of Dick Shadow in Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star.

Stephen Dorff Exclusive: Bucky Larson’s Villain Speaks

Expendables 2 Cast: Who’s In or Out?

Rumors have been flying that Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme have been approached to join the cast of The Expendables 2.

Sylvester Stalone Picture
Given the fact that the first Expendables, featuring a cast of action heroes of movies’ past, shot to the top of the box office charts in the summer of 2010 for weeks on end — finally closing at $275 million — everyone who was anyone in the action movie genre would be jockeying to join the cast of the Expendables sequel.

What we do know is Sylvester Stallone, his new best bud Dolph Lundgren, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Terry Crews and Randy Couture are back.

As is the cast in any sequel, where is the new blood to send the series into its next chapter?

According to Millennium Films, Van Damme and Norris are in fact on board, yet a third huge star may be also joining the party — John Travolta. Witnessing him at his Broken Arrow bad guy best would be a treat in an Expendables 2.

Will action hero heavyweights Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger be back to reprise their roles from the first one? Absolutely. Guess that means that everybody’s in and nobody is out!

And we even have a release date to report: August 17, 2012.

Eddie Murphy as Oscar Host: How’d He Score the Gig?

Yesterday, moments before it was announced, Movie Fanatic reported on the swirl of buzz surrounding the fact that Eddie Murphy was going to host the 2012 Oscars. So, how did he get the job?

Eddie Murphy in Tower Heist

We believe the connection lies with his Tower Heist director Brett Ratner, who is producing the telecast.

Even though Billy Crystal campaigned for the job, telling a group gathered at the American Cinematheque screening of City Slickers that he would do the show another few times before he hung up his hat, Ratner was never interested.

Ratner knew that after last year’s hosting by Anne Hathaway and James Franco, putting somebody “hip” into the position wasn’t going to bolster ratings. He also knew that going back to an old host would most likely achieve the same result. So, Ratner had to look forward.

Among the contenders besides his star of Tower Heist was comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld. Although Seinfeld would have made an interesting choice, it did possess the power to drift into David Letterman territory. Letterman famously hosted the Academy Awards in 1995 and was generally panned for bringing his type of humor to the broadcast without incorporating the magic of the movies that is central to the Oscars show.

So, when you think about it, Murphy was the only solid choice to host the 2012 Academy Awards. And Movie Fanatic believes it is a brilliant one at that.