The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Dimension Films is looking to develop a thriller that cashes in on the modern day phenomenon that is online social networking. The idea for the story originates from actress Sara Rue as well as producer Robert Green, and writer T.S. Faull (Rohtenburg) has been tapped to write the script.
Dimension also released a few hints about the plot, describing it as a teen thriller structured similarly to Ten Little Indians. Screaming teens are knocked off one by one, presumably in some creative fashion, with some sort of “Web 2.0″ twist. My guess? The killer has a social networking page and is offing everyone on his “Top Ten” favorites list. My second guess is that it will be PG-13, or the target audience won’t even be able to get into the theaters without an escort from their moms.
The old adage History repeats itself seems appropriate and it should have seriously been considered by Dimension before signing up for this doomed project. The Net, Feardotcom, and Untraceable are examples of some of the best films that were based upon the technology of the internet. Dimension has just signed up to make the type of film that has always sucked hard, and I can’t imagine that they’re going to somehow surprise everyone and get it right. I doubt such a film can even be done right. If it’s good, I’ll eat a booger; maybe not even my own.
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