Ali Larter Might Join the Cast of Matthew Gratzner's UFO Movie
A couple of weeks ago it was announced that Joshua Jackson would be starring in Matthew Gratzner's big screen adaptation of UFO, originally a 70's British sci-fi television series. Gratzner revealed to Forbidden Planet that Ali Larter is being considered for the lead female role. “For the character of Virginia Lake we've talked to Ali Larter, who's very interested." Gratzner told them. "I've actually met with her, and I think she would be a great addition to the picture. Lake is very strong and obviously also very feminine, and Ali Larter definitely encompasses that.” Larter recently appeared in Resident Evil: Extinction and Obsessed last year.
UFO will also apparently be a trilogy. "There are three movies planned. The first script is completed, and number two and number three are treatments - and numbers two and three are even more spectacular," he added. Apparently Gratzner's getting a $130 million budget for this and is aiming to start shooting in the spring in the UK. Gratzner is a visual effects industry veteran who has worked on numerous studio movies including Iron Man, Hancock, Superman Returns, War of the Worlds, and Shutter Island most recently. The screenplay for this new UFO adaptation was written by newcomers Ryan Gaudet and Joseph Kanarek.
As a refresher, UFO is about a test pilot named Paul Foster who joins S.H.A.D.O. (Supreme Headquarters Alien Defense Organization), a covert organization built underneath a Hollywood studio that defends Earth against aliens who are abducting humans for body parts. It doesn't sound like Larter is officially attached yet, so don't take this as confirmed casting. But it seems like she'll eventually sign on. Joshua Jackson and Ali Larter as the two leads in a big budget sci-fi movie? Sounds good, I guess. I'm not particularly fond of either actor, but I'll remain open-minded about this. We'll let you know if we hear anything, so stay tuned.
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
maybe this alien movie will actually be good...
guh on Dec 11, 2009
This is going to sound bad, but the only reason i saw "Obsession" was because Ali Larter looked so hot in that film. So even if this new alien movie is going to suck, im still going to see it if shes looking good in it.
Nikhil Hariharan on Dec 12, 2009
Can anyone name a good film that's been directed by a former special/visual effects expert?
John J on Dec 12, 2009
captain subtext on Dec 12, 2009
to number 3# answer what about James Cameron he started out in SFX, i use to like UFO the Tv seriers with Striker and SHADO, shall be intrested in more infomation on the out coming UFO the film if they happen. 😀
Cineprog on Dec 12, 2009
The original TV series is still repeated on channel ITV4 in the UK. For a 60's show the special effects are not bad and there are some good episodes. One I watched recently was of an alien stalking the occupants of a house. That story would make a good film on its own.
John J on Dec 12, 2009
sounds like a refreshing change from the current selection of bullsh*t. Maybe it will actually work?
hung chow on Dec 12, 2009
Ryan Gaudet is probably the best writer I have come across and that's almost 40 years in the making. This movie will blow up and become the next decades generational film. 2 and 3 will be even better than one as it will be post 2012.
David on Dec 18, 2009
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