Screen Gems sets release date for ’09
Idris Elba’s presence in the horror genre began in the UK vampire series Ultraviolet. That followed with two pictures last year – The Reaping and 28 Weeks Later. Audiences will see him starring in Prom Night (opening today) and, in roughly a week, he’s off to Chicago where he’ll begin work in David Goyer’s The Unborn.
It doesn’t stop there.
In the coming months he’ll play a man, with a stunning wife (played by Beyonce Knowles), talked by a crazed temp worker (Heroes‘ Ali Larter) in Obsessed . “It’s pretty good,” he tells ShockTillYouDrop.com at the premiere of Prom. “We’ve got an interesting cast and we’re going to knock this one out. Steve Shill is a fantastic director and I’m really excited about it. We’ve had some really good rewrites on it, getting it as strong as it can be. It’s a classic – the premise is a classic: Fatal Attraction. But here we are trying to make a different version of it.”
Screen Gems announced it will release Obsessed on February 27, 2009.