Thursday, November 30, 2006

Jessica Alba Is In Saw IV

Everybody is talking about it now, so it must be true: Jessica Alba appears set to star in the fourth Saw film. Tobin Bell's Jigsaw will be relegated to a videoscreen virtual presence, save for any flashbacks, but there's little clue yet as to who will be his operative in the 'real' world - maybe this is the role Ms. Alba? Sounds like she's turning into a regular Rosario Dawson.

More talk: David Moreau and Xavier Palud are rumoured (though pretty much confirmed, informally) to be directing the film - fresh from their remake of The Eye which a) stars Jessica Alba a b) is reported to be a significantly better film than the original. I can still believe that's true and still not be excited: I must be one of the few people who could care less about Danny and Oxide Pang and their wretched films.

I previewed Moreau and Palud's horror film Ils in a prior post. Friends to see it since then have insisted that it is, in fact, something of a turkey. All of this sounds like the making of a rather typical Saw film - that is to say overly stylised, vacuous, illogical and boring. Oh - what a surprise.

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