Entertainment Daily Scary Movie II premiere - All the stars turned up fot the premiere of Scary Movie II
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DATELINE: Los Angeles, California USA 02 July 2001
SHOTLIST- Location: Los Angeles, California USA 02 July 2001
1.Wide shot of Scary Movie 2 Poster
2.Zoom in on Poster
3.Wide shot of red carpet arrivals area
4.Set up shot of James Woods walking
5.Cutaway of photographers
6.Pan of James Woods
7.SOUNDBITE: (English) James Woods - "There's one scene in it as you know the Amityville Horror little spoof, you know. They said we'll cut that scene for you because you know-I said forget it. My agent got me up, called me up and said you're a very distinguished actor. I said, not anymore. My career is over after this movie baby and I'm proud of it. Okay, I'm going down in flames."
9.Set up of Tori Spelling
10.SOUNDBITE: (English) Tori Spelling - "It's kind of scary to do a huge movie like this, essentially a sequel you're under so much pressure. You get there and I literally for four months didn't stop laughing. I mean there wasn't a day, you would like get on the set and you'd be like looking at your lines and you'd be a little bit nervous like, oh my first big movie. And they're just like uhhh with their big jokes going on and on and on. And you just are like oh, this is cool."
11.Set up shot of Kathleen Robertson
12.Set up shots of the Wayans Brothers
13.SOUNDBITE: (English) Shawn Wayans - "We put the pressure on ourself to be funny" SOT Keenen Wayans - "Right, And that's really about it, I don't think you try to compete with yourself you just go out and try to make another funny movie. And that's what we did."
14.Cutaway of the photographers
15.SOUNDBITE: (English) Keenen Ivory Wayans - "I felt like I had brought together a real group of talented people, that hadn't been discovered yet, and it just felt good. It felt like something special was going to happen, and it did."
16.Wide shot of red carpet arrivals
17.Set up shot of Anna Faris
18.SOUNDBITE: (English) Anna Faris - "I was just so thrilled to be a part of something that was so well received. I mean people either loved it or hated it. But so many people loved it, which is incredible for me, and it's been, just such an honor."
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20.Set up shot of Natasha Lyonne
21.SOUNDBITE: (English) Natasha Lyonne - "I had a lot of fun with actually a low rider bed that's been cut, if you remember in the original Exorcist, there's a low rider bed that starts thumping because Satan's in the room. And in this we decided to turn it into a low rider, so I got these switches, and I was on it harnessed into a babyseat which my taut rear end was able to fit into, buckled into this child seat. I was going, check the switches but that's been cut. That will be on the DVD. That was a good time though."
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WILL THERE BE SCREAMS OF LAUGHTER IN SCARY MOVIE 2
The developing solution was barely dry on the print for Scary Movie (one) when the brothers Wayans were invited by their bosses, the brothers Weinstein, to make a sequel - to a movie they had promoted as "No Mercy. No Shame. No Sequel."
The brothers Weinstein (Harvey and Bob) turned out to be right, of course, as Scary Movie (one) went on to take $157million at the box office, enough to render most promises worthless.
"Still No Mercy. Much more shameless. And, obviously, we lied", star and co-writer Marlon Wayans says of Scary Movie 2, which was conceived and written in just 6 months.
Almost exactly a year after the opening of the first one (7th July 2000) last night saw the Los Angeles premiere of the Scary Movie 2 . A year ago the cast were minor stars promoting a little movie that was a parody of a spoof. Now they're fully fledged megastars responsible for one of the most lucrative film franchises ever, and that's before the sequel has taken a penny.
So it can't have been hard to attract the likes of Oscar-nominated actor James Woods, Tori Spelling, Rocky Horror Picture Show star Tim Curry to join the established cast of Wayans (Shawn, Marlon and the traditional cameo from directing older brother Keenen Ivory), Anna Faris and Regina Hall.
In fact, Woods says he jumped at the chance to work on the film, in the role of "Priest", after Marlon Brando had to pass on the role.
While Woods was excited at the prospect, his agent had some cautionary words for the actor.
"There's one scene in it as you know the Amityville Horror little spoof, you know," says Woods. "They said we'll cut that scene for you because you know-I said forget it. My agent got me up, called me up and said you're a very distinguished actor. I said, not anymore. My career is over after this movie baby and I'm proud of it. Okay, I'm going down in flames."
Actress Tori Spelling plays an obsessed stalker, Alex, in the film and says she felt a great deal of pressure about doing the film.
"It's kind of scary to do a huge movie like this," says Spelling, "essentially a sequel you're under so much pressure. You get there and I literally for four months didn't stop laughing. I mean there wasn't a day, you would like get on the set and you'd be like looking at your lines and you'd be a little bit nervous like, oh my first big movie. And they're just like uhhh with their big jokes going on and on and on. And you just are like oh, this is cool."
Canadian Actress Kathleen Robertson plays the sexually over-liberated "Theo" in Scary Movie 2. She says working with the Wayans brothers was an experience: "They're totally nuts and they're so sweet and really smart and they're really crazy and funny, but they're also like really sweet, sensitive like cool people. You know and they're all really different. They're great. So I'm really very privileged and fortunate to have worked on the movie. And I liked the first one too, it's just so crazy."
Director Keenen Ivory Wayans arrived on the red carpet flanked by his two brothers, Marlon and Shawn who co-wrote Scary Movie 2.
The Wayan's Brothers spent weeks locked up in a luxury mansion watching videos of horror films for inspiration. Keenen Ivory Wayans says the idea for the sequel began when he realized that many supernatural films are filled with the same cliched moments all begging to be parodied.
Keenen is credited with recognizing the talents of comedian Jim Carey and Actress-singer Jennifer Lopez, whom he cast in his first television series "In Living Color" in 1989.
Ana Faris was a star of the original Scary Movie, and reprises the role of Cindy in the sequel. Again, she finds herself in a hilarious and haunting situation. "It was incredible, incredible," says the star. "I was just so thrilled to be a part of something that was so well received. I mean people either loved it or hated it. But so many people loved it, which is incredible for me, and it's been, just such an honor."
The main target of Scary Movie 2 is The Exorcist, and Natasha Lyonne gets to spoof Regan MacNeil, the possessed girl played by Linda Blair. But Lyonne says you'll have to wait to see her favorite part of the movie.
Returning as the same clueless teens from the first film Marlon, Shawn, Faris and Hall have this time convinced their professor (Curry) to take them on a school trip to a haunted house. While there they get spooked by a creepy caretaker (Elliott) and scariest of all, Tori Spelling's the crazed stalker Alex.
Like the first film, Scary Movie 2 is packed with gags at the expense of other films. As well as the Exorcist, What Lies Beneath, Mission Impossible, Cast Away and even Hannibal find themselves targeted by the brothers.
The brother's Wayan's and Weinstein are obviously hoping the movie will do as well as the first, but not all the critics feel the same way: ""We can only pray that this time around, the box office will be poor enough to discourage a Scary Movie III".
The film opens in the USA on July 4th.
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