Wes Craven Horror: According to USA Today, Ben Affleck and Project Greenlight partner Matt Damon announced plans Tuesday to produce their first horror film with Dimension and Scream director Wes Craven.
Surprisingly, Affleck did not answer Gigli.
"I can remember Nightmare on Elm Street scaring the daylights out of me," Affleck said. "Friday the 13th and The Shining were also really scary. Remember how terrifying it was when they cut to those two little girls in the hallway?"
Agreed Damon, standing alongside Affleck on the green carpet: "That was an image that was tough to forget." Damon also singled out The Exorcist and Rosemary's Baby as his favorite scares.
At Tuesday's event, the pals announced the latest Project Greenlight winner. Written by first-timers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, Feast takes place in a remote bar ravaged by cannibalistic creatures. Newcomer John Gulager will direct.
Feast, as was the previous two Project Greenlight movies, will be filmed during production as a making-of, behind-the-scenes reality series that will air on Bravo, which picked up the series after it was dropped by HBO.
"Hopefully, Feast will make these guys some money," winning screenwriter Melton said.
The completed film, which is expected to reach theaters next year, will prove a real horror if it performs as poorly as the previous Greenlight coming-of-age films, 2002's Stolen Summer and 2003's The Battle of Shaker Heights. Stolen Summer stole just $134,736 from moviegoers, and Shaker Heights shook $280,351 from patrons' pockets.
As for saving the world in another Jack Ryan movie, he said, "I don't know. There's some discussion whether the next movie is going to be Red Rabbit or The Teeth of the Tiger. That's sort of a Paramount/Tom Clancy issue, so when they settle that, then we'll figure it out. Under the right circumstances, I'd be into it."