Bryan Singer (Superman Returns) and McG (Terminator Salvation) have been tapped by Warner Premiere to produce a series of multi-platform digital sci-fi and action titles, according to HeatVision. If successful, the pair of digital series could lead to spin-off television and film adaptations, however, the installments are most certainly expected to be collected into a two hour whole presentation. The filmmakers are apparently bringing talent the likes of directors Thor Freudenthal (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) and Stewart Hendler (Sorority Row) to their respective projects.
Singer is producing H +, which is described as an apocalyptic journey into the year 2019, where technology has gone horrifically wrong, and 33% of the world’s population uses a radical new piece of technology – an implanted computer system called H +, allowing a person’s mind and nervous system to be connected to the Internet 24 hours a day. In that same year, a mysterious and vicious computer virus is released, and within seconds millions of people perish, leading to radical changes to the political and social landscape of the planet.
John Cabrera and Cosimo de Tommasa are writing and executive producing, with Hendler attached to direct the episodes.
I’m surprised there was no mention of H + being turned into a DC or Wildstorm Comic spin-off. The story seems well-suited for the medium. But this could potentially morph into all formats, since it’s set up at Warner Bros.
McG will steer the series Aim High, the story of a high school student by day and a teenage government assassin by night. The kid lives an average teenager’s life, dreaming of dating the most popular girl in school, suffering at the hands of her bullying boyfriend, and must contend with a Russian mercenary out for revenge.
Freudenthal is directing Aim High, which is written and executive produced by Heath Corson and Richie Keen.
According to the report, Aim High is already in pre-production, with shooting taking place in Los Angeles this October. H + is eyeing a shoot at the end of 2010.
Warner Bros. Digital Distribution will work with cable, satellite, broadband and mobile clients for series placement and promotional support, marking a shift for Warner Premiere, known for straight-to-video product such as sequels to the cult classic Lost Boys.