It was announced tonight that Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II-IV, Mother’s Day) is partnering with producer Wayne Rice to take on the 11:11 phenomenon via a horror-tinged thriller titled 11 11 11 that will land in theaters on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. The 11:11 movement is centered on the emergence of that number in people’s lives that alerts them to angels or spirit guardians trying to communicate with them, says the site. Conspiracy theorists also point to the number 11’s involvement in historical events. Bousman is in the process of writing “11 11 11,” which will take on the idea of 11 gates of Heaven and how on 11:11 on the 11th day of the 11th month, the 11th gate will open up and something from another world will enter the earthly realm for 49 minutes. We caught up with Bousman who added a bit more.
“It’s exciting to get back into writing. I just sold my first script SINCE Saw 2, to THE GENRE COMPANY, it’s a monster movie… Now, I am writing 11:11 for Wayne Rice,” Bousman tells Bloody Disgusting.
While little is known about 11:11, Bousman explains how it comes up in life more often than you think. “11:11 is something I knew little about, and now it seems to be consuming my life. There is phenomenon that affects 75,000,000 people where the numbers 11:11 appear in their life, once you begin to notice it, it takes over and shows itself to you repeatedly.”
“When Wayne first approached me, I wasn’t interested,” Bousman says of his first impression, before being blown away by real-life events. “I saw ‘The Number 23’, and am not big into numerology. Then it happened. 24 hours after our meeting I started noticing the 11:11 everywhere – INCLUDING my own birthday 01/11/1979. 1/11/1. Wayne and I began to talk – ok so 75,000,000 are experiencing this – BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN? Thats when I got excited. Wayne pitched me an idea, and immediately I was hooked. Maybe it’s a warning…” he jokes.
“Within a week we had a terrifying story ALL based in reality, and fact. One that I think will scare a lot of people.” Set your alarms, 2011 is going to change your life, or at least your perception of things.