CURS_R: Ridley Scott developing gaming thriller series for Quibi
Quibi has announced the development of CURS_R, a frightening gaming drama series executive produced by Anton, Stigma Films and Ridley Scott.
CURS_R will be directed by Toby Meakins (Bite Size Horror) and is written by Simon Allen (The Watch, Das Boot, The Musketeers). Matthew James Wilkinson (Yesterday, Amulet) is producing.
Get ready for a terrifying ride with CURS_R. In pursuit of an unclaimed $100,000 prize, a broke student decides to play an obscure, 1980s survival computer game. But the game curses her reality with terrifying choices and reality-warping challenges. 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 mind-bending horror. Stopping the game is not an option, no matter what lies in wait or how bad will things get — choose to play… OR DIE!
“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,” said Scott.
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.”
Quibi, which is short for “Quick Bites” is scheduled to have its launch on April 6, 2020, with already more than a billion dollars raised from its investors. It has a number of projects currently in development. Guillermo del Toro, Sam Raimi, Catherine Hardwick, Steven Spielberg, Paul Feig, Anna Kendrick, Laurence Fishburne, and Don Cheadle are eight of the many producers and talents who are working hard on the production of the said projects
The streaming service, founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, is set to feature series that run two to four hours in length and are broken down into parts that are 3-15 minutes in length.
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