Direct Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III, and IV) is set to helm the horror-thriller 11 11 11, which is about the “11:11 phenomenon”. According to Heat Vision, “The 11:11 movement is centered on the emergence of that number in people’s lives that alerts them to angels or spirit guardians trying to communicate with them. Conspiracy theorists also point to the number 11’s involvement in historical events.” The “11” conspiracy theorists should get together with the “23” conspiracy theorists and make the “34” conspiracy theorists. Or they could all just realize that numerology is hokum.
But here’s the best reason for a movie to exist: Producer Wayne Rice (Valentine’s Day) saw that November 11, 2011 fell on a Friday and he wanted a movie to come out on that day. Hit the jump for more on this hilarious project.
I can’t believe this project is real (fun fact: April 1, 2011 also falls on a Friday). Bousman wasn’t keen to make a numerology movie after the flop The Number 23, “but then he began noticing the number 11’s prominence in his life, including his birth date (Jan. 11, 1979).” If you want Darren Lynn Bousman to make a movie, tell him to look out for something benign in daily life.
The film will center 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.” Two questions: is it 11:11 in the morning or night? Also, which time zone?
Rice says “This is a marketer’s dream.” Perhaps if you’ve always dreamed of having a movie’s release date also be its title. This movie is also my dream because I can’t believe it really exists.