Jennifer Chambers Lynch's Hisss (India/US-2010) -- which the director says she thinks of under the working title "Nagin: The Snake Woman" or perhaps "Hisss: The Vengeance of Nagin"(see this extensive interview with Lynch) -- is still in pre-production, but its sexy female lead, Mallika Sherwat, is drawing a lot of attention across the Net. Some are comparing her to Sridevi, a Hindi megastar who immortalised the snake goddess in Nagina (India-1986; dir. Harmesh Malhotra):
Even Mallika took the bold step of saying:
“[Hisss] will be unlike anything you ever saw. Nagina was a classic, but Hisss is for the new age.” (India Times)
See lots of pictures of Mallika here.
Snake/human make-up FX are by Robert Kurtzman, seen here with one of his Hsss models at Fangoria's April 2009 Weekend of Horror:
Kurtzman has done make-up and other SFX on a huge list of SFX films, from Night of the Creeps (1086) through Bride of Re-Animator (1990) and Army of Darkness (1992) to In the Mouth of MadnessThir13en Ghosts (1994), (2001), Bubba Ho-tep (2002) and Hulk (2003).
- Sources: via Kaiju Search-Robot Avery