One of the many great things about Robert Rodriguez' Planet Terror, besides the zombies and Rose McGowan's machine gun leg, were the homicidal twin babysitters who would not let a zombie apocalypse stop them from getting paid. The director has now rehired Electra and Elise Avellán (his own nieces) to play Lola and Lucia, "who run an ice cream truck and just happen to be monster slayers in their spare time," as he explains in a video uploaded to his page on BlackBerry's ambitious promo campaign pairing established artists with unknown talent.
Rodriguez wants aspiring filmmakers to bring their creative A-game to his latest camp/exploitation tribute, the ironically cutesy-titled "Two Scoops." The man burst into Hollywood from humble beginnings with 1992's El Mariachi, a film he made with only a few thousand bucks and some gung-ho non-actors. He knows camp, from artistic (Sin City) to base (Machete and the soon-to-be-released Machete Kills). Far from being precious about aesthetic, it is also the film genre that launched the careers of directors like Ron Howard, James Cameron and Jonathan Demme, who all worked with the king of low budget filmmaking, Roger Korman, before they entered the Hollywood game.More »