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New Articles and Interviews
- Added interview from
TV Guide Online 28 October 2005 Lucy Lawless: From Xena to Katrina. Lucy
Lawless really should go on Fear Factor. The former Xena: Warrior
Princess star had to fight off a swarm of gonzo grasshoppers earlier this
year in the CBS TV-movie Locusts, and now in the sequel, the imaginatively
titled Vampire Bats (Sunday at 9 pm/ET), she's battling a horde of... well,
you get the idea. But she also weathered far more real storms this year, as
you'll see in TVGuide.com's interview with the Kiwi.
- Added article from
The Times-Picayune 28 October 2005 - Bats' just entertainment, Lucy Lawless
says. The cast and crew of "Vampire Bats" had about a week of shooting left
when Hurricane Katrina forced evacuation.
Star Lucy Lawless waited until midmorning on Katrina Sunday to leave.
- Added article from
New York Post - 28 October 2005 BAT-TY BOOP
FRESH from their riveting roles in that TV movie classic, "Locusts," Dr.
Maddy Rierdon (Lucy Lawless, "Xena") and hubby Dan Dryer (Dylan Neal) are
back to battle more revolting creatures in a soon-to- be-classic,
Variety Magazine 26 October 2005 - Review of Vampire Bats
Hollywood Reporter 27 October 2005 - Review of Vampire Bats
- Added scan from
Press Enterprised 27 October 2005 - Lucy Lawless tackles "Vampire Bats"
The Vampire Bats Commentary on Lawless Ink has also been
updated (6 commentaries in total). Lucy gives a running
commentary on each of the Vampire Bats PR photos.
- CBS has launched the
Vampire Bats Site which is located here.
Many thanks to AnnieTheMighty for the news
- You can also download 3 clips plus a behind the scenes
clip. You have to make
sure under Movies and Specials you choose Upcoming Movies.
Many thanks to Jenn from XWPOnline for the news
New Lucy Videos and
Entertainment Tonight 26 October 2005 - Two Video Clips (in mov and wmv
Clip 1 - Intro - mov format | wmv format
Clip 2 - Interview - mov format | wmv format
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Edition 26 October 2005
Inside Edition 26 October 2005
Interview witth Lucy promoting Vampire Bats
Clip 1 - mov format | wmv format
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Lucy will be on Entertainment Tonight - 26 October (US/Can) /
27 October (Aust / NZ) promoting Vampire Bats. Please check
your local tv guide for the time in your area.
26 October 2005
Vampire Bats Promos
different versions of the Vampire Bats Promo
in two formats - mov and wmv
Lucy TV Alert:
Lucy will be on Entertainment Tonight 26 October / 27 October
(Aussies and Kiwis). Please check your tv guide for the time in your
area. For Aussies, Foxtel is showing ET as is TCN9.
There will be a print interview with the Toronto
Sun soon for the upcoming movie Vampire Bats. | Source: Lawless Ink
25 October 2005
Vampire Bats - Promo Pics
Vampire Bats - Articles
24 October 2005
New Lucy Videos
site is going to be updated daily with a new video of Lucy
going through the Vampire Bats Promo Pics.
The first video is now available in mov and wmv formats
click here to download videos
22 October 2005
Vampire Bats PR Update
- In the TV Guide for Oct. 24 - 30, Vampire Bats is in the "HOT
LIST - 21
Shows You've Gotta See" which is on the first page after the
Includes a small pic of Lucy. - Many thanks to Janice for the
Upcoming Lucy Interviews -
Source: Lawless Ink
- Entertainment Tonight next week
- Syndicated News Interviews
- TV Guide Online
Not too soon for a spook sampler New York Newsday - 21 October
... Vampire Bats (Oct. 30 at 9 pm, CBS) - Lucy Lawless and Dylan
Neal in a new TV-movie sequel to last year's "Locusts," with Brett
Butler and Craig Ferguson. ...
20 October 2005
Promo Video and Screencaptures
my. If you haven't seen the
Vampire Bats Promo over at CBS you might just want to take a look
see. If you have a weak heart...brace yourself and I'm not talking about
the chomping vampire bats <vbg>
screencaptures from the trailer.
is just too creepy but if you want to buy authentic Vampire Bats props
used in the movie (why? I don't know. You may like bats or something)
and you have some money to spend...check
19 October 2005
Vampire Bats Articles
- Added interview with Lucy about Vampire Bats from Gannett News
Gannett News Service - 14 October 2005 - CBS uncloaks 'Vampire Bats'
"Vampire Bats" seems cozily distant from the harshness of
realism and real life. "It's good fun," says Lucy Lawless, who
stars in the CBS movie on Halloween eve. "Not everything has to
be deep and meaningful."
Vampire Bats Update
Lawless Ink has a few more high resolution Vampire Bats Promo Pics as
well as a few of the other cast.
Click here to
Angie Larson has sent in a cool looking wallpaper based on the promo
pics for the Vampire Bats movie
Click here to view
17 October 2005
14 October 2005
Upcoming Interviews for Vampire Bats
News from Flawless Ink is that Lucy has conducted several interviews for various news organisations like: New York Daily News, New York Post and AP about Vampire Bats.
No date for publication has been given.
Check out a photo of Lucy while she's being interview looking very relaxed http://www.lucylawlessfanclub.com
13 October 2005
Added press release from CBS about Vampire Bats
Added high resolution Vampire Bats publicity photos
9 October 2005
Vampire Bats Update
The Just Jared blog has some gorgeous pictures of Lucy from the movie Vampire Bats!
Check them out at
Many thanks to Jared for the images.
23 September 2005
21 September 2005
Updated cast list to include Jerrod
"Jrod" Paige to the cast list as "Wayne"
The photo is of Lucy and Jerrod on the set of the movie in Nova Scotia.
17 September 2005
TV Interview Alert
- Mitch also mentioned he will be on the Craig Ferguson show on October 21. He wasn't sure if Lucy was going to be on there as well.
Articles / Blogs
- Added a link to the Nova Scotia blog with a Lucy mention and filming of Vampire Bats has ended. - Many thanks to Barbara Davies for the
- Another brief mention of Lucy and Vampire Bats in the blog A Week in the Life of Paul Fraser III. Many thanks to Barbara Davies
for the link.
15 September 2005
The Official Lucy Lawless Fan Club Page:
- The movie production moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia. The producers of Bats were finishing up filming another movie there and that crew will become the Bats production team in a couple days. It's a challenge
because the new crew will have no idea what went on before. They also need to reproduce sets, costumes, etc. Lucy said Brett Butler worked for one week in New Orleans and her work was finished. However, Timothy
Bottoms is there along with Dylan Neal and many of the rest of the cast.
14 September 2005
Lucy Mentions - Blog Spot
lvsinsanity (lvsinsanity) wrote,
@ 2005-09-12 15:15:00
Also, Lucy Lawless has been spotted in HFX recently shooting a new movie, and the day before she was in the OYNX!!! Heidi said she's going to get me an autograph if she can, when/if she comes back!! Hehehe...Lucy Lawless
is not very much taller then me aparently....SWEET!!! She's like my idol! Seriously, this woman doesn't take shit from no one, and she knows how to FIGHT!!!! She's taken actual
martial arts training classes, she knows how to ride horses and all this
stuff...Go New Zealand women!!!
1 September 2005
I followed up the note from the CBS Media
Relations to ask if the movie would be pushed back due to Hurricane Katrina. Jennifer Gunderson, from CBS Media Relations sent me the following message:
- The airdate of "Vampire Bats," nothing has changed - it will still be broadcast on CBS on Sunday, Oct. 30. As for completion of the movie, production will not be going back to New Orleans to finish filming,
however they are currently working out their plans to finish the movie and should have that worked out shortly.
The following videos were contributed by Jenn from XWPOnline
Lucy Lawless on Showbiz Tonight 30 August 2005 leaving to go back home to Los Angeles. format: rm - Size: 918k
screencaptures from the segment
Lucy told Showbiz Tonight: There was children on the side of the
road...that was terrible...and the strain on the policemen's faces because you knew they were staying out a sense of duty, to us...and people yelling at them. [Lucy is clearly moved] because we are all so self interested
in getting out of the disaster and we forget about those people that have to stay out of a sense of duty.
They are great heroes.
We want the people of New Orleans to know that we will be back. We want to help grow the industry. We love being there and we love them. They have been so kind to us and we will be back.
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT 30 AUGUST 2005
Lucy was also on
Entertainment Tonight 30 August 2005 - ET said that Vampire Bats filming will be relocated from the devastated New Orleans.
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31 August 2005
Got this note from the Media Relations Coordinator
The New Orleans production of the CBS television movie "Vampire Bats" was interrupted earlier this week when Hurricane Katrina swept into the town. The crew and cast, including star Lucy
Lawless, began evacuating on Sunday to places including Houston, Dallas, and, in Lawless' case, Baton Rouge, and were safely out of harms way when the Hurricane struck. The producers of the movie hope to resume
More News Articles...
Entertainment Tonight 29 August 2005
Lucy Lawless talks to ET by phone from Baton Rouge where she escaped to after orders for evacutation New Orleans halted production of Vampire Bats. Also contains footage of Lucy on the set of Vampire Bats
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Sharon has posted a phone pic that Lucy sent in to reassure fans that she's okay. Check out the full size pic on The Official Xena Fan Club Page
30 August 2005
News about Katrina and Lucy safety
Judi got the live feed from ET - Click here to view captures
The images of Lucy are from an interview Lucy did
with ET about Vampire Bats. Lucy spoke to ET via phone from Baton Rouge
Lucy told ET "I turned on the television and saw Category 5," Lawless tells ET.
The actress was one of the mass swarm of people who have fled the devastating storm. She had been shooting the CBS movie "Vampire Bats" in the Big Easy when the frantic call to evacuate the city came.
"The traffic was going one-mile-per hour sometimes," Lawless says of trying to leave the city. "Then it was two-miles-per hour, then five. It took nine hours for what should have taken 50-55 minutes."
Lucy had no electrical power and was only able to communicate via telephone. With her family back home and out of harms way, she left the city with three production members and is staying in Baton Rouge, LA. But the
popular star is concerned for the people who weren't as lucky as her.
"I just realized all those people in incredibly low-lying areas are in such threat," she says. "I just worry about them."
Just last week Lucy told ET how fond of the city she was. "I love this town, I love the heat" the New Zealander said. "I was afraid of coming, working in sweltering heat and swamps, but it's just been pure joy. I would
move here if I could work here all of the time."
Lucy on ET tonight, Aug. 29 to thank the fans that made offers of shelter and a charter plane.
Lucy is in Baton Rouge (according to ET) and is safe. You can see a video clip of her brief chat with ET on ET Online Many thanks to LB for the ET
(via Sharon Delaney / Official Xena Fan Club Page)
Talked with her again this morning. Said she woke up in the wee hours to the sound of three explosions which was probably trees hitting power lines.
Still lots of wind and rain but a safe place to be and they hope to go back to finish the movie.
Official Xena Fan Club
This message was posted earlier from Sharon about Lucy's progress:
Talked to Lucy yesterday afternoon and she wanted everyone to know all the cast and crew of the
movie are safely out of New Orleans. They're staying with friends of the production company. It was a long, slow ride out of town, but they made it. Their thoughts are with those still in the city and the surrounding
area and everyone is praying that the storm weakens. She's grateful for the offers of help that were received as they were readying the troupe to move out.
Washington Times reports
Stars flee Big Easy film sets
Aug. 29, 2005 at 3:08PM
Hurricane Katrina has shut down production on at least two Hollywood projects filming in the New Orleans area. Former "Xena: Warrior Princess" Lucy Lawless was in the Big Easy shooting "Vampire Bats" for CBS
when the evacuation call came in, "Entertainment Tonight" reported Monday. "The traffic was going 1 mile per hour sometimes," she told "ET" about her ride out of town. Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank was also
evacuated from her Louisiana set. She was shooting the supernatural thriller "The Reaping" in St. Francisville, "ET" said.
26 August 2005
23 August 2005
- SciFi Wire - 22 August 2005 Lawless Batty About Vampire
Lucy Lawless, who stars in the upcoming CBS horror movie Vampire Bats, told SCI FI Wire she's reprising her role as a bug specialist and college professor from last year's telefilm Locusts. The former Xena: Warrior
Princess star played Dr. Maddy Rierdon in Locusts, which dealt with a town taken over by swarming bugs. Now, she's battling bloodthirsty bats, Lawless said in an interview.
22 August 2005
Added link to FilmStew.com 19 August 2005 CBS Loads Up on Bats. Frank Von Zerneck and Robert Sertner are producing the
network's sequel to last season's Locusts.
E! Online has brief mention of the movie for the 15 August 2005 Movie News
Craig Ferguson has gone Bat-ty. The Late Late Show host is set to cameo in CBS' Vampire Bats, a sequel to last year's miniseries Locusts. The telepic follows a group of scientists who link a breed of vampire bats to a
series of bizarre murders. Lucy Lawless and Dylan Neal reprise their original roles in the telepic. Brett Butler and Timothy Buttons also star. Shooting has already begun in New Orleans.
20 August 2005
18 August 2005
- CBS News release (via Futon Critic) 17 August 2005 - Lucy Lawless ("Zena: Warrior Princess," "Tarzan") and Dylan Neal ("Dawson's Creek")
reprise their roles as Dr. Maddy Rierdon and Dan Dryer from the highly-rated CBS Television Movie "Locusts" in VAMPIRE BATS, a new television movie that has begun production in New Orleans for broadcast Sunday, Oct. 30
(9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Read more
17 August 2005
12 August 2005
9 August 2005
7 August 2005
Updated Cast Information with the addition of Robin Hines to the cast.
Many thanks to Deb Abbott for the news
31 July 2005
According to the New Orleans Film Review, Vampire
Bats is currently in pre-production and will begin filming in New Orleans on 8 August 2005. For those interested in auditioning for the movie there is another audition that will be held on 2 August at The Boot, 1039
Broadway New Orleans, LA 70118 Phone: 504.866.9008 Please bring a non returnable self-photograph with your
Name, Address, 2 Contact Phone Numbers, Height, Weight, Age, Sex, Race, Date of Birth, and your Measurements. If you are thinking about going to the audition there is a
blog entry that you should read before you do and go prepared. Many thanks to Barbara for the news
29 July 2005
LADavid Casting Casts Extras for CBS Vampire Bats - Press Release
LADavid Casting is currently working with CBS to find New Orleans locals for professional background actors for the movie of the week, Vampire Bats with Lucy Lawless and Dylan Neil.
/24-7PressRelease/ - BATON ROUGE, LA, July 27, 2005 - Casting Director Lauri David announces that her company, LADavid Casting has been secured by the producers of Vampire Bats, a CBS movie of the week which stars Lucy
Lawless and Dylan Neil. Currently, LADavid is busy finding just the right individuals to be a part of this exciting film. According to David, "it takes professional individuals to be professional background extras. It is
a job that you must take seriously." Read More...
26 July 2005
Casting Call for Vampire Bats:
There will be an open casting call on Thursday, July 28th @ 11pm at Altitude 33 (top of the World Trade Center, 33rd floor). Please bring a self photo including all your contact info (2 phone #'s) and your personal
description info. The call is for VAMPIRE BATS starring Lucy Lawless. We are looking for people to fill extras parts for a club scene, a classroom/school scene. and others. or go to
www.ladavidcastingcom.com (sorry no picture upload option just yet!)
Source - Many thanks to Barbara for the news
25 July 2005
Added article from Times Union 23 July 2005 Nice finds a home on Hallmark
22 July 2005
20 July 2005
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
CBS ANNOUNCES AIRDATES FOR NEW MOVIES FOR SEPTEMBER THROUGH NOVEMBER Released by CBS
VAMPIRE BATS (working title), Sunday, Oct. 30 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), stars Lucy Lawless ("Locusts") and Dylan Neal ("Locusts") in a story about a voracious-insect specialist, now a college professor in search of a
simpler life, who gets caught up in the investigation of a student who is found dead with his body completely depleted of blood and realizes that the killers are actually vampire bats that have mutated due to a tainted
water supply. Frank Von Zerneck, Robert Sertner and Jill Tanner are the executive producers for Von Zerneck/Sertner Films, in association with Sony Pictures Television.