The boyfriend asked me for this information just yesterday, but it was something that crossed my mind last week - just what is going on with The Ruins, the film adapation of Scott Smith's compulsively readable book? When's this sucker coming out? It's been ages since the casting news broke and the thing was shooting. Well lo n' behold, in a really odd blip about the film over at BD they revealed the film's release date:
"Interesting news was discovered today over at USA Today where an article revealed the killer in Paramount Pictures' The Ruins, which will completely shock, and excite you! Directed by Carter Smith, the film is looking at an April 11 release. Jonathan Tucker, Laura Ramsey, Jena Malone, Shawn Ashmore, Caitlin Stasey and Joe Anderson all star. Read on for the article."
I say it''s an "odd" story because the story they're speaking of in USA Today's only point seems to be that the villain of the story is a plant, which... um, I think even people who haven't read the book know that, right? I mean, even if you've only seen the book's cover (above) it ought to be clear. But yes, the bad guy is a plant. A plant! A twisty-vined, flowering-with-mouths plant.
And yes, I already worried after reading the book and hearing it was being turned into a film that this could wind up looking like a thousand different kinds of silly. What works on the page might not translate 100% to the screen. We'll see. But it's good to have a date now. April 11th!