'Saw' Director Darren Lynn Bousman to Direct Horror Thriller 11 11 11
Darren Lynn Bousman is attached to direct a new horror thriller titled 11 11 11.
The story for the film is inspired by a real-life organization that believes the recurrence of the numbers 11:11 are significant in their lives. The movement is centered on the emergence of that number, and how it alerts them to angels or spirit guardians trying to communicate with them. Conspiracy theorists also point to the number 11's involvement in historical events.
Bousman is currently in the process of writing the script for the film, 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."
It shouldn't surprise you that the movie will be released on 11/11/2011. THR reports that "The intent is to make a movie that is not a gory like the "Saw" films but something akin to the sensibilities of Signs or The Strangers." Bousman had this to say about the film,
With 'Saw' and 'Repo,' my career has been about finding new ways to freak people out; that's what I want to do with this. We want to take this phenomenon and give it horrific purpose.
This should make for an interesting story. I'm interested to see how Bousman ends up tackling the story. He hopes to start shooting in the fall. What do you all think about this movie concept?