Fillion Fleshes Out Slither

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Nathan Fillion has been a busy man lately working on the Sci-Fi phenomenon "Serenity" and also working on the horror/scifi splatter picture "Slither". While he was out promoting "Serenity" he told Sci Fi Wire about his character in "Slither":

"This is Bill Pardy, he was the football hero in high school. He was the good-looking guy, very popular in town, in this economically depressed town. He becomes a police officer. It's a government job. There's no crime going on. He just gets to kick back and do nothing. He's a guy who's kind of letting [time] pass him by in that he let his high-school sweetheart get away, and he realizes this, that he's kind of missed the boat. He's not accustomed to responsibility.

Life has been handed to this guy. And now, Slither, when it opens up, he's faced with impending alien world domination and, for the first time, some real responsibility. This man is blissfully unprepared for it, for the challenge. This is a man acting in much the way you'd expect someone to act if these situations were real, and you were a real person. He's not someone saying, 'I'm going to rise this challenge. I know just what to do. Everybody relax.' No. He's in a panic. He's upset. No one's prepared. That's what I think makes this movie so great: ... People act as you'd expect real people to act in this situation."

He also mentioned during the interview that they stayed as far away from CGI as they could. They stuck mainly with prosthetics and special fx make-up. The story begins when a sheriff of a small town is infected by an alien parasite. Thats when Fillions character must step in and stop the infection from spreading. Unfortunately for him it begins to spread to other townspeople.

Right now "Slither" is scheduled for a release in theatres on January 6th.

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