Russell to Star as Stunt Man Mike for Tarantino


Today at Comic-Con the panel for Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez‘s Grindhouse not only brought some of the best footage we have seen all weekend, and trust me it is damn cool, it also brought the announcement of the killer for Tarantino’s half of the double-feature flick, Death Proof.

Tarantino announced that, “Kurt Russell is going to play Stuntman Mike,” he said, “he is going to be terrorizing these lovely ladies.”

The lovely ladies he was referring to were the large panel of ladies that joined him and Rodriguez on stage. They included Zoe Bell, Rosario Dawson, Rose McGowan, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Marley Shelton and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Speaking of these lovelies, wait until your see Rodriguez’s half of the feature called Planet Terror. In the footage we saw we witness McGowan’s character in a hospital bed when Freddy Rodriguez walks in and we see that McGowan has lost her leg and ain’t none too happy about it. So what does Freddy do? Wel he rips off the leg of a chair and sticks it on her stump and says let’s go.

Following that the two make their way out of the hospital as Freddy also is battling zombies. It gets really good when we see that Rose’s stump is soon equipped with an assault rifle with a grenade launcher attached to it. Trust me, hell is then unleashed. For a pic of the poster featuring Rose’s character click here.

Rodriguez’s Planet Terror, will be a zombie film, while Tarantino’s section, Death Proof, will be a slasher flick. The highly double feature will include the two approximately 60 minute films joined by faux ads and trailers.

The ensemble cast for Rodriguez’s Planet Terror includes Freddy Rodriguez, Rose McGowan, Josh Brolin, Naveen Andrews, Marley Shelton, Michael Biehn, Stacy Ferguson, Jeff Fahey and Michael Parks. Tarantino’s half includes Kurt Russell, Zoe Bell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito, Jordan Ladd, Rose McGowan, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Marley Shelton, Tracie Thoms and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Rodriguez’s half still has about four more weeks of shooting, which, once finished, production on Tarantino’s half will begin with the film set for release on Easter weekend – April 6, 2007.

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