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Diablo Cody talks Sweet Valley High and love-struck zombies

01.11.2010

Perhaps no one has captured the imaginary teenage dialect that's most definitely not sweeping the nation these days quite like Diablo Cody, and she’s soon bringing “Cheese and fries!” to two new projects, one being familiar subject matter for her, the other, not so much.

Talking to If Magazine, Cody talks about her two upcoming movies, SWEET VALLEY HIGH (yes, of your older-sister’s-book-collection-from-fifteen-years-ago fame) and BREATHERS, a zombie love story.

“I just started writing it,” says Cody (of Sweet Valley High). “I’m very excited about that. It’s classic ‘80s series of books about these twins Elizabeth and Jessica and it’s going to be set in the ‘80s and true to the source material.”

Thank god she’s smart enough to stick to the Sweet Valley cannon. An improper film adaptaion could upset literally dozens of people! Hopefully she’s able to invent some new words for the girls to use that sound like 80s slang, but never actually existed. Tubical! Radulous!

Now, what about those lovelorn zombies?

“We have a script and I am thrilled with it and hope we can go into production with it soon,” says Cody. “It’s a zombie love story. Zombies are so hot now, but I like to think it’s about the personal side of being a zombie and being ostracized.”

Sign #1 you’re making a movie for the right reasons: Because “_____ are so hot right now!” If this ended up being a somewhat smart and well-written jab at the TWILIGHT franchise, I’d be all for it, but that seems like a longshot at this point.

Extra Tidbit: I actually didn't hate JENNIFER'S BODY. An indie band sacrificing a virgin to the devil to get famous is a pretty damn funny concept.
Source: If Magazine

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7:20PM on 01/12/2010
Her movies are all pretty damn funny, so if you dont like em then dont watch comic whore
Her movies are all pretty damn funny, so if you dont like em then dont watch comic whore
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11:23AM on 01/12/2010
If it wasn't for Jennifer's Body, I wouldn't be much of a fan of Diablo. But since I loved it... and I want more... bring on the Cody!
If it wasn't for Jennifer's Body, I wouldn't be much of a fan of Diablo. But since I loved it... and I want more... bring on the Cody!
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12:28AM on 01/12/2010

How is this woman getting work?

Diablo Cody's writing is terrible, just terrible.
Diablo Cody's writing is terrible, just terrible.
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12:28AM on 01/12/2010

How is this woman getting work?

Diablo Cody's writing is terrible, just terrible.
Diablo Cody's writing is terrible, just terrible.
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12:28AM on 01/12/2010

How is this woman getting work?

Diablo Cody's writing is terrible, just terrible.
Diablo Cody's writing is terrible, just terrible.
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9:48PM on 01/11/2010

Excited

i really love Diablo Cody's writing & she seems like an awesome person. I tend to like her writing & the concepts that she comes up with are amazingly cool & witty.
i really love Diablo Cody's writing & she seems like an awesome person. I tend to like her writing & the concepts that she comes up with are amazingly cool & witty.
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9:30PM on 01/11/2010
I'm already sick of Cody, but it's a good thing she's writing material best suited for her. She's already a bubble brain so why not write bubble brain movies?
I'm already sick of Cody, but it's a good thing she's writing material best suited for her. She's already a bubble brain so why not write bubble brain movies?
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5:20PM on 01/11/2010
I'm so lime-green jello of her writing I'm boycotting her work.

-Endless Meghan
I'm so lime-green jello of her writing I'm boycotting her work.

-Endless Meghan
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4:54PM on 01/11/2010

LOL

Paul, you were in rare form here. I chuckled a couple times.

Oh yeah, and again, fuck Diablo Cody....
Paul, you were in rare form here. I chuckled a couple times.

Oh yeah, and again, fuck Diablo Cody....
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4:39PM on 01/11/2010
Wow, I wrote a treatment for pretty much that same concept not too long ago. I guess its a good thing I didn't waste my time actually writing it out.
Wow, I wrote a treatment for pretty much that same concept not too long ago. I guess its a good thing I didn't waste my time actually writing it out.
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3:23PM on 01/11/2010
We'll see who's directing it, because Diablo Cody still has only written one "good" screenplay.
We'll see who's directing it, because Diablo Cody still has only written one "good" screenplay.
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3:05PM on 01/11/2010
I am a fan of hers and these two projects sound interesting to me...especially the zombie love story. I loved "Juno" by the way..mazin' movie.
I am a fan of hers and these two projects sound interesting to me...especially the zombie love story. I loved "Juno" by the way..mazin' movie.
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3:01PM on 01/11/2010

Zombies are hot??!? WTF?

I seriously hope that movie will be a gut-busting, LoL comedy. Ah yes, I can just picture it now.

Dumb hot teenager: Like....your kinda hot and wuz thinking we could become "rubberz til we bend" (translate: lovers till the end)

Zombie: [link]

Dumb hot teenager: Aww, glad you think so not everyone thinks am "flash n' spark" (translate: nice and smart)

Zombie: [link]

Dumb hot teenager: oooh baby you wanna...like...eat me up? coz you are really "burning my zone" (translate: turning
I seriously hope that movie will be a gut-busting, LoL comedy. Ah yes, I can just picture it now.

Dumb hot teenager: Like....your kinda hot and wuz thinking we could become "rubberz til we bend" (translate: lovers till the end)

Zombie: [link]

Dumb hot teenager: Aww, glad you think so not everyone thinks am "flash n' spark" (translate: nice and smart)

Zombie: [link]

Dumb hot teenager: oooh baby you wanna...like...eat me up? coz you are really "burning my zone" (translate: turning me on).

I dunno maybe zombies are 'figuratively' emos/goths? meh...whatever
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2:24PM on 01/11/2010
I think her writing style doesn't translate to horror very well. Jennifer's Body was, as a script, very annoying to hear performed, in other genres her writing works though.
I think her writing style doesn't translate to horror very well. Jennifer's Body was, as a script, very annoying to hear performed, in other genres her writing works though.
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