It’s cheesy, it’s lame and it won’t ever, ever work. Dimension Films is the latest to try and tackle the integration of web and horror as a new serial killer has found his way onto Web 2.0. Back in 1998 Dee Snider attempted to crossbreed the genre with Strangeland and just last year Twisted Pictures made an attempt with Vlog (and the forthcoming Chain Letter). In between we watched crap like Stay Alive, Cry Wolf, Feardotcom, and even the played-straight Untraceable, which failed miserably. Now Dimension will try their luck — and will soon fail (too).
Trying to break the chain of crappy internet-based horror movies, Dimension Films is getting into the social networking game.
The Weinstein Co.’s genre banner will develop a thriller that involves a teen social networking site as a narrative device. The untitled project is based on an idea by Sara Rue and Robert Green, who will produce. T.S. Faull, who penned the Keri Russell thriller Grimm Love, is writing the script.
The teen thriller is said to resemble Ten Little Indians, as victims are knocked off one by one, only this time with a Web 2.0 twist.
“Online social networking is a widespread phenomenon that interests me greatly,” Bob Weinstein said. “Combining it with a suspense thriller is a new and fresh way to explore this new trend.”
Studios and filmmakers have been seeking ways to explore the popularity of social networking sites in their creative efforts. Last year, Aaron Sorkin signed on with Scott Rudin and Columbia to write a drama about the founding of Facebook.
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