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Diablo Cody Hungers for Extra Jennifer’s Physique

Bear in mind Jennifer’s Body? 2009 audiences weren’t actually thrilled to see Megan Fox play a excessive schooler consuming teenage boys, however newer audiences have been capable of groove on its wavelength extra. It’s now obtained one thing of a cult traditional standing, and for author Diablo Cody, the turnaround’s been so sturdy that she’s apparently obtained eyes to do one other one.

Wanting again on the horror-comedy with BloodyDisgusting, Cody confessed how Jennifer’s preliminary launch and muted $31.6 million field workplace left her feeling “fairly humiliated.” Again then, issues have been tough for each her and Fox, who’d already been caught up within the muck of the second Transformers film months earlier. Pre-release, the assumption on twentieth Century Fox’s finish was that it’d do fairly nicely with the younger grownup crowd, and the studio had tried to provide it an additional increase by revealing that Fox and co-star Amanda Seyfried (who performed Jennifer’s frumpy greatest buddy, Needy) would kiss within the movie. That tactic didn’t find yourself doing a lot for its field workplace, clearly.

It was only some years in the past that Jennifer’s Physique was appreciated via a feminist horror lens and viewers began to come back to its protection. At first, Cody admitted it obtained a little bit on her nerves and brought about her to ask herself, “The place was this viewers once I wanted it?.” By her admission, the reply was possible both viewers discovering they favored it through rewatch (which occurs!), or simply not being sufficiently old to see it in 2009. Both method, seeing folks prefer it has been “what I had thought all alongside.”

When requested in regards to the possibilities of a continuation in some type, Cody made clear she was “not executed with Jennifer’s Physique”. She’s not saying something concrete is in retailer, however initially, she desires to search out somebody “who believes in it as a lot as I do.” The movie is owned by Fox, whose father or mother firm Disney has began placing out new films and exhibits from its subsidiary’s non-Marvel stable. If Disney determined to greenlight one other one, it’d be an excellent time for it. Even when it’s finally ends up being about one other Jennifer who will get an identical starvation for some folks, it’s price a shot. If Chucky can have a three-season show, something’s attainable.

Till then, you may see Cody return to horror with Lisa Frankenstein, which hits theaters on February 9.


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