SDCC 2014: IT’S SALMA HAYEK VERSUS EVERYBODY IN EVERLY
Salma Hayek and director Joe Lynch (Knights of Badassdom) hit Comic-Con today to show off footage from their upcoming film Everly, the tale of a woman who must fend off assassins sent after her by her ex, who happens to be a crime boss.
The RADiUS/Weinstein Company film — these are the guys who just recently brought us the great Snowpiercer — features a ton of gun play and gore, if the sizzle reel that was shown is any indication. Lynch called it “Die Hard in a room,” as the bulk of the film takes place entirely in Everly’s apartment as she faces killer after killer after killer.
The reel started with Hayek in a negligée, bleeding from the gut and talking to someone on the phone… her ex? He tells her she just killed nine men, and then we cut to a few minutes earlier as Everly does just that — she takes out every yakuza assassin in the room with full Technicolor blood flow. Next we see her pulling a bag of cash out from under the floorboards, calling her mom to tell her she needs to get her to safety. But when she tries to leave the apartment, more assassins pour in, and so attack after fight after murder after kill kicks in in quick succession. A hand grenade thrown into an elevator of yakuza? Sure. A rocket launcher incinerating the apartment? Yep. Salma Hayek fighting with a sai? Why not?
In fact, Hayek said that her favorite weapon in the film was the sai. “Screw the Ninja Turtles,” said Lynch. “When you see Salma Hayek with a sai, you’re going to [freak].”
Oh, and in case that wasn’t enough to make you want to see the movie, Hayek added: “I barely wear anything throughout the whole film.”
Salma Hayek and the crew of The Prophet attended the 2014 Cannes Film Festival to promote their new animation film based on Kahlil’s Gibran novel. Even not being finished yet, the movie got amazing reviews from the people who had the privilege to be at the screening in Cannes.
As part of promoting the movie, Salma and the team will be back again at The Toronto International Film Festival. September 4-14, 2014.
The Prophet is an animated feature film with “chapters” from 9 animation directors from around the world, so as Roger Allers. It stars Salma Hayek, Liam Neeson, Alfred Molina, Quvenzhané Wallis and John Krasinski.
Salma Hayek arrived in Los Angeles with her new puppy. She always rescues animals from the streets, including horses, and she found this one in Bulgaria while she was there for the shootings of Septembers Of Shiraz. Also, Salma got a new haircut! G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!!!
As we know, Salma Hayek is in Sofia, Bulgaria, working on her new movie “Septembers Of Shiraz”. I posted a link a few days ago showing part of her exclusive interview for BTV. The full video is finally out. She talks about working with Antonio Banderas and Pierce Brosnan, her passion project Frida and much more.