Academy award winning director, actor and producer Roger Corman was at Comic Con to announce his latest project; Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader. Describing it as a movie about a science experiment that goes wrong, the softly spoken 86 year old is still as enthusiastic and energetic about his profession as he was when he directed The Little Shop of Horrors all those years ago. And why wouldn’t he be? He reveals with a smile that there is a topless cheerleader scene at a certain juncture of the movie saying that he thought “some people might be interested in it”.
The movie, which is Corman’s first foray into the world of 3D film, follows a college coed (Jena Sims, pictured on the right) who uses an experimental drug to transform herself into a popular beauty – but poularity comes at a cost. Cassie begins to grow and grow.
Directed by acclaimed visual effects artist Kevin O’Neill, Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader is an update to the great genre pictures of the 50’s. O’Neill has stated of Corman, ” In a nutshell, he’s the most inspirational person in a room and the most educated film-maker I’ve ever had the pleasure of learning from”. Corman himself is best known for movies such as The Little Shop of Horrors, Swamp Women, and Frankenstein Unbound.
Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader will premiere on August 25 at 10pm EST on EPIX