Darren Bousman Taking on Creepy Thriller '11 11 11' to Hit in '11
Horror director Darren Bousman must love numbers. He directed Saw II, III and IV, is currently working on Mother's Day (which occurs every 2nd Sunday of the 5th month), has another movie called Ninety in the works, and is now going to direct a project called 11 11 11, as announced on Heat Vision. In the same vein as The Number 23 meets Knowing meets Signs meets 2012, 11 11 11 (sorry for all the confusion!) is a "horror-tinged thriller" about the 11:11 movement that's centered on the emergence of that number in people's lives which supposedly alerts them that angels or spirit guardians have been trying to communicate with them.
As you might have guessed, 11 11 11 is already being planned for a release on November 11th, 2011, which just so happens to be a Friday and the date of 11/11/11. Creepy. "A lot of [the ideas regarding the 11:11 theory have] been New Age-y or biblical, with talk of angels. Leave it to Darren to see the dark side of that date," said producer Wayne Rice, who is partnering with Bousman to develop. Although we reported that Bousman would be directing Ninety next, Heat Vision says that "the pair hopes to get the movie into production in the fall," which means this will probably be next for him after all. "This is a marketer's dream," claims Rice, but it's not actually setup at a studio. Even more coincidental, Bousman was actually born on January 11, 1979.
Bousman's intent is to make a movie that is not gory like the Saw films, nor similar to The Number 23, but something much more akin to Signs or The Strangers, which just creeps me out thinking about it. Here's the actual plot for 11 11 11: It will take on the idea of 11 gates of Heaven and how on 11:11 on the 11th day of the 11th month, the 11th gate will open up and something from another world will enter the earthly realm for 49 minutes. "With Saw and Repo, my career has been about finding new ways to freak people out; that's what I want to do with this," he explains. "We want to take this phenomenon and give it horrific purpose."
With this and Guillermo del Toro's At the Mountains of Madness in the works as well, it looks like we've got some awesome, original, and incredibly freaky horror projects on the horizon in the next few years. I totally love this concept and I'm a big supporter of Darren Bousman and I'm looking forward to hearing more about it plus what he's got planned for it. We'll definitely keep you updated! Anyone else interested in it, too?