Horror fans are savvy enough to know that when a remake casts stars of teen-skewing TV shows in the leads, that can mean only one thing: the dreaded PG-13. The Hollywood Reporter says that television veteran Kerr Smith has joined the cast of My Bloody Valentine 3-D. He'll be playing Axle Palmer, and THR describes him as married to Sarah (Jaime King) and the nemesis of Tom (Jensen Ackles), which sounds villainous.
Smith was effectively creepy as a real jerk in Final Destination and I assume he'll bring some of that edgy attitude to his role as a nemesis, but he's better known for his roles on Dawson's Creek and Charmed.
Likewise, Ackles is currently starring in Supernatural and is also a veteran of Smallville and -- surprise! -- Dawson's Creek. King has a decent string of movie roles as well as TV appearances and will be in Frank Miller's upcoming The Spirit. But I suspect that the casting of the young-looking Smith and Ackles means they're trying to appeal to the teen crowd.
I thought the original My Bloody Valentine was pretty weak, but it definitely has its fans; check the reaction to Scott Weinberg's post when Patrick Lussier was named as director, or Stacie Ponder's spirited defense at Final Girl. We'll have to wait until January 23, 2009, to see how bloody this Valentine turns out.