Paul WS Anderson Goes “Found Footage” With The Reel

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Entertainment One is partnering with Paul WS Anderson and Jeremy Bolt to develop a new one-hour psychological thriller series for television, The Reel. The series spec was brought to eOne by talented first-time writer, Adam D’Alba.

In this “found footage” series, a young documentarian searches for evidence of the supernatural. His first case concerns the mysterious last days of two teenagers and a serial killer, known as the Mirror Mask Killer, who uses various forms of psychological torment to exact bloody vengeance on its victims. The Reel combines supernatural shocks in a case-per-week format that leads viewers through a season long mystery.

Marking The Reel as his first television project, the series is created and written by Adam D’Alba who has written in the horror genre since the fourth grade when he staged an adaptation of an episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark.

The Reel is Executive Produced by Paul WS Anderson and Jeremy Bolt who successfully collaborated on previous films such as the box-office hit Resident Evil franchise including its newest installment Resident Evil: Retribution which is currently in production as well as the horror cult favorite, Event Horizon starring Laurence Fishburne and Sam Neill. eOne’s John Morayniss (The Firm, Hung), Noreen Halpern (Rookie Blue, Call Me Fitz) and Michael Rosenberg (Hung, The Riches) will also serve as Executive Producers.

“When we read Adam’s script we were genuinely disturbed by the story and fascinated by the idea of a found footage TV show,” said Paul WS Anderson and Jeremy Bolt. “We are very grateful to the innovative eOne team for turning the idea into a reality.”

Source: Entertainment One