It’s been a busy month for director Ridley Scott, with two films released in the same month, and both set on the Red Planet.
Ridley’s second film to be released this month, Planet of the Baboons, has already been described by the film’s ass-kicking starlet Katy Wix as “the sort of film that’ll make audiences laugh with terror…”
… if that’s even possible!
EastEnders executive producer Colin Pugwell-Reason has confirmed that Not Going Out starlet, Katy Wix is to star in and co-write a one-off EastEnders special, to be shown on BBC iPlayer in April.
Reporters caught up with Katy outside the BBC Television Centre in London.
Katy said: “Well, basically the story’s about this Welsh girl called Katy, who catches the tube, but gets off at the wrong station.
“She finds herself in this insanely angry place called Walford, which strangely enough, doesn’t show on Google Maps. Funny that.
“She’s cold, hungry, and hasn’t got enough money to get back on the tube, so Katy is forced to take refuge in Cindy’s Café.
“Can she escape Walford before she’s turned into brown bread? Duff duff, duff, duff duff…
“…actually there aren’t any duff duffs because it’s a one-off.
“I’ve been given the job of writing the funny bits, but writer, Jimmy Fishwick-Smith has final say over the direction of the script.
“He has promised me that I won’t be involved in any punch-ups or anything…
“…although, he does keep telling me that Phil Mitchell will be easier to handle if I pretend he’s an alien baboon.
“Which probably won’t be that difficult, when you think about it.”
It has been revealed that Sir Ridley Scott was eaten by a baboon on the set of his latest adventure, Planet of the Baboons – but escaped unharmed!
The film’s star, Katy Wix, interviewed in Fright & Sound Magazine said:
“Well, we were filming our last scene, which is typical really – Ridley almost got away Scott-free…
“Anyway, he shouted, ‘release the balloon,’ as in the hot air balloon, but I thought he said, ‘release the baboon.’ It’s an easy mistake to make, when you think about it. And it’s just like Mr Mardy Face baboon to go for Mr Shouty Man director.
“One of the baboon experts managed to dart the assailant, but Ridley had already gone – if you see what I mean. All eyes were of course on me, but soon turned again, towards the stomach-churning sound of Ridley crawling his way back from the jaws of death.
“If you’ve seen a baboon yawn, you’ll know exactly how big their mouths are. I’m sure Ridley will see the funny side once he’s had time to recuperate.”
Sir Ridley Scott told reporters: “First of all she cuts her finger on the baboon’s tooth, and then she nearly turns me into baboon food. These sort of things didn’t happen when I worked with Sigourney – but I guess we didn’t use real aliens to make those films.”
Planet of the Baboons is set to hit the cinemas in October 2015.
With a release date of October 2015, the filming for Sir Ridley Scott’s Planet of the Baboons must be close to the post-production stage. But since the film’s star, Katy Wix, scratched her finger on a baboon’s tooth the details about the film have been kept top secret – to the point where hardly anyone’s talking about it.
Fermented News though did manage to find 6 hilarious responses to the film on the social media site, Twootface:
Interesting observation from Susan. The poster and title both resemble a popular sci-fi film starring Charlton Heston, but as Sir Ridley Scott said: “this film has nothing to do with Planet of the Apes, and I don’t want to hear the word ‘ape’ from anyone.” Oops!
I don’t think anyone’s going to argue with you there, Chelsea!
What’s your favourite response?
Katy Wix was taken to hospital late last night after being injured on the set of Planet of the Baboons.
The Not Going Out star told reporters: “Oh, it was nothing. Just a scratch, really. My finger slipped on a razor sharp baboon tooth. Or rather, I slipped and my hand went into the baboon’s mouth and cut my finger. It could have been a lot worse when you think about it. I mean, imagine if my head went into its mouth.
“Most of the baboons are added later in the edit, so it’s not likely to happen again. Not unless I slip and injure myself on the green screen. Now, that would be embarrassing.”.
Sir Ridley Scott’s Planet of the Baboons is due to be released in cinemas this October.
It has been confirmed that Not Going Out’s Katy Wix is the star of Sir Ridley Scott’s up-and-coming blockbuster, Planet of the Baboons, which will be released late next year.
Having just seen an exclusive premiere of the film’s teaser trailer, Katy had this to say:
“Well, that was pretty scary, wasn’t it? I didn’t know it was a bloody horror film. It’s a good job I didn’t actually get to meet those apes on set. It was all green screen, you see.”
Sir Ridley Scott discussed the film in more detail:
“Let me make this clear: this film has nothing to do with Planet of the Apes, and I don’t want to hear the word, ‘ape’ from anyone. I would also like to make it clear that this is not a comedy – it’s a horror film. And it’s going to be horrific.
“I won’t give too much away, but what I can tell you that Katy plays an anthropological professor called Professor Sweet, who loses her dog, Muffin after a baboon is seen lurking around the encampment. The professor puts two and two together, blames the baboon, and heads into the hills in search of the mythical Jungle Book, the baboon’s holy bible, which she thinks is responsible for some of their behaviour, including, the loss of her dog.
“As you probably saw from the trailer, the film’s pretty terrifying. I said to my DP, Jean Jeanne, ‘Jean, I want this film to scare the shit out of the audience. I want it to make, Ren & Stimpy look like a fucking kids programme’. And, I think it will.”