Spike TV jumps on the 'Twilight' and 'True Blood' bandwagon for SCREAM 2009
Let's be honest, if hardcore horror fans turn their noses up at anything it's "The Twilight Saga," but Spike TV is jumping on the phenomenon by making "New Moon" a centerpiece of "SCREAM 2009."
The network announced today that the pseudo awards show will feature cast members from "New Moon" as well as the debut of new footage from what is expected to be one of November's biggest releases. Who will appear from the cast is unclear, but it would be surprising for Summit to drag Kristen Stewart or Robert Pattinson from Vancouver for the event while they are still shooting "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse." Our guess? "New Moon" vampire and "Underworld" franchise star Michael Sheen or the members of the Wolfpack (with shirts on for this crowd).
"Twilight" isn't the only vampire franchise that will be celebrated, however. Also in attendance will be the "True Blood" entourage of creator Alan Ball, Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgård and Sam Trammell.
Non vampire fans will be happy to see Tobey Maguire present Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee honored with the Comic-Con Icon Award. In many ways the Marvel Comics legend is Hollywood's current creative mindtap having created or co-created the Hulk, Iron Man, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Thor and the Avengers. Maguire will soon dawn the tights again to play the web-slinger in "Spider-Man 4."
For horror fans, "SCREAM 2009" will present the godfather of the modern horror film, George Romero, with this year's Scream Mastermind Award. Romero is the innovator behind "Night of the Living Dead," "Dawn of the Dead" and "Creepshow."
A significant tribute will also be presented to the cast of "Battlestar Galactia" with a cast reunion and a "farewell tribute" featuring Edward James Olmos, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, James Callis, Kate Vernon, Katee Sackhoff, Michael Trucco Tahmoh Penikett and executive producer David Eick.
The awards themselves are of the people's choice variety with 16 different categories. J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi action-adventure “Star Trek” leads all entries with 17 nominations including the categories of The Ultimate Scream, Best Science Fiction Movie, Best Director, Best Ensemble, Holy Sh*t Scene-of-the-Year (we couldn't make that up) and a nod in the all-new Fight Scene-of-the-Year category. “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and “Watchmen” each nabbed 13 nominations while "Twilight" received 10. HBO’s “True Blood” led all television series with nine nominations. Fans can log onto scream.spike.com until Saturday, October 17 to vote for their favorites.
"SCREAM 2009" will tape on Saturday, October 17 and premiere on Tuesday, October 27 at 10:00 PM ET/PT. Will you watch?