Alien and Prometheus director Ridley Scott is partnering with writer Simon Allen (Das Boot remake) and director Toby Meakins on a new short-form Quibi gaming thriller called CURS_R.
Deadline reports the show will follow a broke student who, in pursuit of an unclaimed $100,000 prize, plays an obscure 1980s survival computer game. After a series of unexpectedly terrifying moments, she soon realizes she’s no longer playing for the money, but for her own life as the game locks her into an inescapable cycle of horror.
Ridley Scott said: “With all of the many platforms on which one can now show content, including the groundbreaking new format at Quibi, this is an extraordinary time to be a filmmaker. We are very much looking forward to working with Jeffrey Katzenberg and his Quibi team, as well as with these very talented filmmakers, Toby and Simon, to create a series that promises to break new boundaries in the horror genre.”
Anton’s CEO and founder Sebastien Raybaud added: “Simon and Toby are extraordinarily talented filmmakers and have proven success in the short-form horror genre. The visionary teams at Scott Free, Stigma Films, and Quibi will no doubt ensure a groundbreaking series.”
Ridley Scott is partnering with financier-producer Anton and UK production outfit Stigma Films on the series which Matthew James Wilkinson (Yesterday, Amulet) is producing.
Ridley Scott and Simon Allen are executive producers.