Paul W.S. Anderson Goes “Found Footage” with The Reel


Entertainment One is partnering with Paul W.S. 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 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 W.S. 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, Noreen Halpern and Michael Rosenberg 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 W.S. Anderson and Jeremy Bolt. “We are very grateful to the innovative eOne team for turning the idea into a reality.”