Meet Jimmy: Paramount wins rights to short horror film
In the intense bidding war between major film studios, Deadline is reporting that Paramount Pictures has won the rights to the short horror film, Meet Jimmy. Paramount will work together with Platinum Dunes (A Quiet Place, The Purge) and The Picture Company to develop the horror short into a feature film.
Meet Jimmy was created by Dutch filmmakers David-Jan Bronsgeest and Tim Koomen. The short film is being compared to classic horror films like The Ring and A Nightmare On Elm Street. The story revolves around a mysterious podcast that gives its listeners horrific consequences.
Bronsgeest is set to be the film’s director, while Shawn and Michael Rasmussen (Crawl) will be the ones who will the script alongside Koomen, who is also co-producer.
The other producers of the film are Michael Bay (Transformers), Andrew Form and Brad Fuller for Platinum Dunes, Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman for The Picture Company, and the executive producers will be Good Fear’s Jack Wagner and Scott Stoops. Paramount’s Ashley Brucks will oversee for the studio.
Meet Jimmy will be The Picture Company’s third horror film project developed from short horror films. There other projects are Larry, which is scheduled to shoot this fall with Amblin Entertainment and Julian Terry’s They Hear It, which they recently acquired with Legendary Entertainment.