Monday, 17 May 2010

Panic Button set to mushroom (button? mushroom? Ah, please yourselves)

Terrified about Social Networking? I am. If only because today at work one of the silly bints I work with accessed Facebook through her iPhone and showed everyone a load of photos of me from 20 years ago. Excruciating. And somewhat my own fault.
But that fear of online networking is soon to be played upon in Brit horror / thriller Panic Button, one of those "everyone send us a quid and we'll make a film eventually" productions we're all so keen on.
The story runs thus:
“Four young people win a trip of a lifetime to New York, courtesy of their favorite social-networking-website – As they board the private jet, they are asked to relinquish their mobile phones and take part in the in-flight entertainment – a new online gaming experience.

But this is no ordinary game. Trapped at 30,000 feet, they are forced to play for their lives and the lives of their loved ones by an invisible captor, who seems to know all their most intimate secrets.

With no escape and no one to trust, they are about to learn that putting your life on-line can have deadly offline consequences …”

Producer John Shackleton: “It is our intention that the situations and moral implications portrayed within the film will strike a chord with parents, young people and most users of internet technologies. It is sure to spark discussion amongst viewers by presenting a message that may even cause them to reassess their own online behaviour.”

Chris Crow ('Devil's Bridge' - nope? Me neither) is directing (from original screenplay by Frazer Lee), John Shackleton is producing for Movie Mogul Films.

You can find out more about the film, and how you can bung 'em a bit of cash (probably), at:

And while you're at it, get all post modern here:

Or just go a bit ironic (given the film's raison d'etre) here:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...
Ain't out yet you see.