Diablo Cody, known for her work on Jennifer's Body, recently shared how the film's newfound success has revitalized her creative confidence. Jennifer's Body, once overlooked, has become a cult classic beloved by fans and critics alike for its unique mix of horror and dark comedy.

In an exclusive interview, Cody shared her excitement about Jennifer's Body's resurgence and how it has motivated her to pursue a new creative venture with Lisa Frankenstein, a project she sees as holding significant potential. 


I love the idea of them being set in the same universe, and in terms of what I'm taking from Lisa Frankenstein, I think it's maybe just a sense of confidence because I didn't feel confident after making Jennifer's Body after writing it, I should say, because the movie wasn't a commercial success at the time. It wasn't a critical success, and so I really began to doubt if I could even write in that genre. And then people rediscovered the movie, which has been amazing. And so now I feel like I was able to write Lisa Frankenstein with a renewed sense of confidence that I would hopefully also take into a sequel because now I know there's an audience for it."


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Both Jennifer's Body and Lisa Frankenstein blend horror and comedy, intertwining supernatural elements with coming-of-age themes. These stories resonate deeply, creating captivating universes beyond time and space. The concept of these two compelling narratives existing within the same universe offers a plethora of creative possibilities and invites a seamless connection between the two iconic stories.

In a conversation with Bloody Disgusting, Cody disclosed that she would gladly collaborate on a sequel to the film if the chance arose.


Yes! I wanna do a sequel,” Cody said. “I am not done with Jennifer’s Body. I just need to find… I need to partner with people who believe it in as much as I do and that hasn’t really happened yet. I need someone to believe in it who has a billion dollars.”


Lisa Frankenstein - Official Trailer - IGN

Lisa Frankenstein's emergence showcases Cody's renewed confidence and creativity, continuing Jennifer's Body's legacy and marking a new era of storytelling that embraces horror, comedy, and the teenage experience.

Lisa Frankenstein is set to premiere in United States theaters on February 9, 2024. The film features Kathryn Newton, Cole Sprouse, Liza Soberano, and Joe Chrest in starring roles.