Roger Corman graced Syfy with a Sharktopus. For his foray into producing for the Epix network, the “King of the B’s” is busting out Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader (in 3D no less) and has assembled quite a cast for a movie about a giant cheerleader on a rampage.
Shockingly, Roger Corman did not produce the 1950’s cult classic Attack of the 50 Foot Woman or its 1990’s remake starring Daryl Hannah. He also had nothing to do with 1995’s Attack of the 60-Foot Centerfold; that was Fred Olen Ray’s homage. Now, at the ripe old age of 86 (and still kicking), Corman is finally getting a piece of the giant woman on the attack action with Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader.
Aspiring college cheerleader Cassie Stratford consumes an experimental drug that grants her beauty and enough athletic ability to make the cheer squad. However, the drug has an unforeseen side effect – Cassie starts to grow and grow and grow.
The titular 50 Foot Cheerleader will be played by Miss Georgia Teen USA 2007 Jena Sims (pictured above). She’s done some TV acting, but this is her biggest role to date. No pun intended.
Trying not to get trampled beneath her enormous feet will be the likes of Treat Williams (Deep Rising), Sean Young (Blade Runner), Ryan Merriman (“Pretty Little Liars”), Ted Raimi (“Xena: Warrior Princess”), and Mary Woronov (Death Race 2000). You just know that if he hadn’t passed away, David Carradine would be in this cast somewhere as well.
Corman is merely handling the producing duties on this Epix network production. Directing duties fall to Kevin O’Neil, a longtime visual FX guy who previously directed Corman’s Dinocroc and Dinoshark. The script is by Mike MacLean, who just happens to be the guy that also wrote Sharktopus and the upcoming Piranhaconda.
Variety reports that Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader is slated to premiere sometime in August on Epix as part of a new slate of original programming for the fledgling movie channel that is a joint venture of Paramount, MGM, and Lionsgate.
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