Monday, March 8, 2010

Felicia Day: Vampire Slayer turns Werewolf Hunter in 'RED'

Official at last - Felicia Day to star in Syfy movie, Red

(Felicia will be swapping Guild Gold for Silver Bullets in 2011)

After a few days of speculation we have confirmation that Felicia Day's newest venture is as a (presumably) kick-ass werewolf hunter in Syfy's upcoming movie, Red.

From the Syfy Press Release:

"Felicia Day, star of web videos The Guild and Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog, who also played “Vi” in the final season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, will portray a werewolf-hunting descendant of Little Red Riding Hood in the new Syfy Saturday Original Movie, Red.

Scheduled to premiere in 2011, Red is Syfy’s latest re-imagining of classic fairy tales, legends and pop culture characters. The new line of films launched with Beauty and the Beasts: A Dark Tale, which starred Estella Warren, on February 27."

On the Scent
News that Felicia had landed a lead role in a movie came when she had to cancel her scheduled appearance at Emerald City Comic Con. Speculation abounded amongst Felicia's many fans about what she might be appearing in like @alalcoolj's Sexy Secretary guess:

while other commentators like @DeliciaFay took the higher moral ground and refused to join in:

(I'm sure Delicia was trying to put us off the scent by getting the reveal date wrong). Where Felicia was and what she was doing did surface last week after a post by the casting company (thank you to @beckotronic for the tip), but since people knew it was supposed to be under wraps it was kept quiet until the official announcement.

Hungry like the Wolf
Felicia had recently said at Farpoint that she had wanted to star as a villain with her dream job being a Sith Lord with KITT from Knightrider as her car (see this video for her full answer). This might not be exactly what she had in mind but it should let her flaunt her non-secretary acting skills. And maybe she gets to kill and maim at last. Can't wait to see Ms Day in action!