The Hollywood Reporter
After scooping up millions of views on YouTube, the mega-popular paranormal web series The Haunting of Sunshine Girl is headed to the big screen and also into print. Read on for all the details!
THR Reports that The Weinstein Co. has closed a multi-platform deal to adapt the series, intent on turning it into both a book and a film franchise. The web series, based on a concept by Nick Hagen and starring Paige McKenzie, averages 5 million views per month and has more than 100,000 subscribers on YouTube.
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl follows a quirky teen named Sunshine, who, shortly after her 16th birthday, moves with her mother from Texas to Washington state. She soon discovers that her new home is haunted. The show features hand-held footage as the teen films ghost interactions, creepy paranormal activity, and even a couple of appearances by zombies.
Paige McKenzie, the star and writer of the web series, will star in the film adaptation. Nick Hagen and Mercedes Rose are attached as producers with Mollie Glick of Foundry Media as an executive producer.
McKenzie and Hagen also will work with YA writer Alyssa Sheinmel on the young adult book series. Plans are to release the first book from Weinstein Books — a partnership between The Weinstein Co. and The Perseus Books Group — in spring 2015.
For more info in the meantime, head over to The Haunting of Sunshine Girl Network on YouTube to check out the original web series, and you’ll find the premiere installment below!
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