The Hunger Games return with such a sequel twist that you can't believe writer Suzanne Collins didn't think of film when writing. Catching Fire builds up with all types of subversive messaging which is interesting but also brings into relief the limitations of the genre and film.
Cormac McCarthy’s bones and Ridley Scott's style do not make The Counselor something more than an interesting curiosity. A film that seems destined more to be remembered as that move where Cameron Diaz does that thing with the car than anything else.
Kelly Brook who played the model 'Danni' did not originally audition for her role. The Director, Alexandre Aja spotted Kelly at a restaurant and immediately saw her as a perfect fit for 'Danni', he asked her to come and read for the role and she eventually got it.
This was actually a remake of a little known drive in movie. The original is pretty good too.
Pornstars Ashlynn Brooke and Gianna Michaels make cameo appearances as partygoers who are killed during the attack scene.
Was shot in 2D and converted to 3D using the Reali-D conversion process developed by Inner-D. Piranha 3D was always intended to be a 3D film unlike other conversions.
"Girls Gone Wild" mogul Joe Francis wrote a letter to producers threatening legal action for Jerry O'Connell's character who owns a site called "Wild Wild Girls" which is a spoof of the adult video line. After seeing the movie Francis went on to say that "(he) appreciate(s) a good parody as much as the next guy, but to associate (him) with drugs and the filming of underage girls crosses a definite line." In response O'Connell said "I get to play Joe Francis! Oh, wait. For legal reasons I'm supposed to say, 'I play someone loosely based on Joe Francis.'"
The song that Richard Dreyfuss is singing at the beginning of the movie is a song from the original Jaws soundtrack.
The directer planned to have Joe Dante and James Cameron play boat captains who give safety lessons to the teens. Dante wanted to do it but Cameron was too busy with adding new scenes to Avatar (late summer re-release).