TV News: Paul W.S. Anderson Bringing Found Footage Series to TV

Written by Chris Holt Wednesday, 30 November 2011

TV News

In an announcement to make all genre fans shiver, Paul W.S Anderson the director of such classics as ALIEN VS PREDATOR and SOLDIER will be bringing a found footage series to television. This must surely be the final nail in the coffin for the found footage sub-genre.

The auteur who directed EVENT HORIZON has teamed up with eOne Entertainment and his regular producer Jeremy Bolt to develop a one hour thriller named THE REEL from first time writer Adam D’Alba.

Here's eOne's official synopsis:

'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.'

As far as I know found footage hasn’t been attempted on TV yet unless you include that episode from season 7 of the X-FILES where Mulder and Scully were the subject of a COPS style TV show. I could be wrong but I don’t see how they can sustain a whole TV series on the found footage concept.

Prove me wrong Mr Anderson, prove me wrong…

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