Diablo Cody is pretty much a take-it-or-leave-it proposition. Some love her quirky brand of snarky, quip-heavy material, others gag at her hipper-than-thou attitude. You can put me in the latter camp for the most part, although I can't claim to think about her often enough to give a damn either way.
One thing is for sure, she's not going anywhere. She's got an Oscar, a t.v. show ("The United States of Tara" on Showtime) and a handful of writing and producing gigs. One such gig is BREATHERS: A ZOMBIE'S LAMENT - Cody gave iF Magazine an update on its progress: ďWe have a script and I am thrilled with it and hope we can go into production with it soon. Itís a zombie love story. Zombies are so hot now, but I like to think itís about the personal side of being a zombie and being ostracized.Ē
Zombies are so hot now. You heard it here first.
As for JENNIFER'S BODY, which was heavily hyped but bombed disastrously ($18 million worldwide; even with a modest budget that's a flop), Cody blames its failure on Fox's marketing, but sees a future for the goofy flick: "The marketing was a little messed up... It was marketed mostly to boys and I think we could have had a large female audience that was ignored. I have faith. Iím on Twitter and I get a lot of feedback from people all day. The DVD came out and Iíve heard from an avalanche of people saying ĎI didnít think I would like this movie, and Iíve watched the DVD five times.í Now Iím thinking, you missed it the first time around and youíre getting your opportunity to enjoy it.Ē
I believe the main problem with JENNIFER'S BODY was that no one likes Megan Fox. Yes, she's hot, but she can't act. Us dudes can gawk at her on the web - we ain't paying $12 to see her struggle with her dialogue. Girls simply don't want anything to do with her. Horror does some of its strongest business as a "date night" activity - this was not a date night movie for either sex. (That said, I still thought it was enjoyable enough, at least for a Saturday afternoon matinee.)
For the entire Diablo Cody interview, head on over HERE.
The best scene in JENNIFER'S BODY