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Grunberg Set For 1-18-08

By Jarrod Sarafin, News Editor     July 25, 2007
Source: Tv Guide

Greg Grunberg in NBC's Heroes

It's about time there is a bit of news on JJ Abram's 1-18-08 monster flick that doesn't consist of visiting the official site for a new photo. TV Guide is reporting that JJ Abrams' favorite casting choice, Greg Grunberg (Alias, Heroes), has been cast in his upcoming tale of a monster wreaking havoc on New York City.

From Tv Guide:

One movie that Abrams is casting Grunberg in is the buzzerific disaster flick known only by its myriad working titles (i.e., Cloverfield, 1-18-08, Slusho). "It'll probably be something where no one will be able to tell it's me," he said. "As you know, J.J. calls me his good-luck charm, so he's got to put me in there somewhere. I actually went to the set the other night, and it was really exciting and cool. The budget is not astronomical. But they're doing incredible things."

JJ Abrams and 1-18-08 director Matt Reeves are currently shooting in Los Angeles.


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sonny77 7/25/2007 7:36:50 PM
It wouldn't be a Bad Robot Production w/o Greg Grunberg! I can't wait to find out what this movie is actually about. I always worry about movies that spend most of their time on a marketing plan. They usally end badly.
rgtchtiger 7/25/2007 8:16:00 PM
So since Star Trek will essentially be a Bad Robot production as well, can we count on Grunberg popping in somewhere in that film too? Perhaps as a red shirt who gets offed somewhere along the way?
poltergeist 7/25/2007 10:28:16 PM
That'd be so cool. After all, he basically got that kind of role in Lost :p
jokerswild 7/26/2007 2:02:59 AM
The website has an interesting take on the movie. It's suggesting the movie's a remake of 'The Beast From From 20,000 Fathoms'. It has a utube clip for the trailer and it definitely has some elements of the 1-18-08 trailer.
ponyboy76 7/26/2007 4:14:08 AM
I was waiting for news like this. I mean Grunberg pretty much goes where Abrams goes. Its cool to be able to hook up your boy with work every now and then.
darkedge 7/26/2007 4:28:40 AM
1-18-08 is going to be Rampage the movie.. I'm sure
mellon23 7/26/2007 10:49:46 AM
JJ calls Grunberg his "good luck charm?" Yeah, right. I'll bet he really calls him "sugarpants." Just kidding, folks. I am a fan of both of them.
godsonfilm 7/26/2007 12:38:54 PM
What's the connection to the Rampage game that leads you to that conclusion? And, why does everyone ignore that there is a website called that has the preview on it? Wouldn't that lead to the conclusion that the movie is called Parasite? I am just wondering what people think...
poltergeist 7/26/2007 4:47:22 PM
1- Rampage because people hear different roars, and Slusho! could be the drink turning people into monsters, and because people can't believe it's something new. Nothing else. 2- Parasite site was a fake-for-traffic linking to unrelated business sites and eventually became a simple link to the trailer. -Pol, Slushistorian!
ViperBob 7/27/2007 7:20:31 PM
Hey, new picture up on the 1-19-08 site. Unfortunately they decided to go back to the party. BTW, if you have not noticed, you can flip the pictures over by spinning them in a cirlce. The latest one has a note on the back of it.
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