With the tagline of "Whatever you do.. Donít Scream", Slither is currently scheduled for a US cinema release in March 2006, and the new trailer for the film has now surfaced online, and pretty good it looks too.
Written and directed by James Gunn and starring Michael (Henry) Rooker, Nathan Fillion and Elizabeth Banks, this sci-fi horror is set in the sleepy town of Wheelsy (arenít most horror films set in sleepy towns!) with its quaint and gentle atmosphere and friendly folk who mind their own business. But, wouldnít you know, something unnamed and evil has arrived... and is growing.
Itís not long before lots of ĎMissing Petí posters begin appearing on the townís telephone poles and local inhabitant Grant (Rooker) starts to act strangely.
Suspecting somethingís up when farmersí livestock appears horribly mutilated and a young woman goes missing, Sheriff Bill Pardy (Fillion) and Grantís wife (Banks) begin investigating the dark forces laying siege to their town, and soon come face-to-face with an older-than-time organism intent on absorbing and devouring all life on Earth.
31st Jan 05 Peter Cushing appears to have modestly declined from participating in any of this kung fu nonsense although there is a charming battle later on when he gets a little carried away with a big flaming branch...