I’m a graduate of the University of Missouri, the world’s greatest journalism school, and loving progenitor of two remarkable descendants. FaZe Rug is making moves! We just decided that this organization has this spectacular finger on the pulse of young people and how they're watching entertainment right now.”, Goodman’s partner and co-founder Andrew Sugerman, who spent 12 years as Disney And yet the visual effects were done with (Industrial Light & Magic), so it was obviously a pretty expensive movie. I'm a media/tech/entertainment writer, podcaster, speaker and analyst, EY & Citi On The Importance Of Resilience And Innovation, Impact 50: Investors Seeking Profit — And Pushing For Change. “One is the filming techniques that we're using. Brian Awadis aka FaZe Rug is one of the most popular gaming influencers on the planet, and he just hit his biggest milestone yet: buying his own fully loaded, multi-million dollar smart house.But he soon finds out that having your dream home doesn't guarantee dream neighbors. FaZe Rug Horror Film ‘Crimson’ Debuts Trailer, Music, Merchandise Ahead Of Halloween Week Launch I'm a media/tech/entertainment writer, podcaster, speaker and analyst. He was co-writer on another upcoming Sugerman-Goodman project, pandemic thriller Songbird, which Michael Bay is also producing. I also host and produce the Bloom in Tech. “And so it just made sense that this is an audience that’s underserved. It's not quite as significant as Christmas being canceled, but it's pretty close. Being able to serve up an event for an underserved audience at a time when kids are stuck at home, we think we're playing into a great marketplace.”, I’m a Los Angeles-based columnist, speaker, podcaster and consultant focused on the collision of tech, media and entertainment. horrorfuel.com Copyright © 2020. But we're also looking at a number of other ways to capture but in a way that doesn't feel overproduced. Plotkin up with esports organization FaZe Clan for the film that will star YouTube personality FaZe Rug (Brian Awadis). (Image of FaZe Rug courtesy of FaZe Clan). The project is the first in what’s envisioned to be a string of feature-length projects extending FaZe creators into longer-form media in a connected narrative universe. “It looked like it was a VHS-style camera that was recording it. He watches horror movies, visits haunted attractions at Halloween, and frequently films himself getting spooked on his YouTube channel. The film, which they plan to develop into a franchise, will premiere on October 29, 2020, and be available exclusively on Inviz.tv. ’s global head of digital studios and publishing, said, “We saw this opportunity to bring the world of Hollywood storytelling closer together with what we now see as the type of content and the type of individuals that Gen Z and younger Millennials and Alpha Gen Z are consuming. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. FROM THE PRODUCERS OF PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, THE PURGE & GET OUT. I also host and produce the Bloom in Tech podcast. FROM THE PRODUCERS OF PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, THE PURGE & GET OUT CRIMSON Horror / Thriller / Comedy Brian Awadis aka FaZe Rug is one of the most popular gaming influencers on the planet, and he just hit his biggest milestone yet: buying his own fully loaded, multi-million dollar smart house.But he soon finds out that having your dream home doesn't guarantee dream neighbors. There’s a very large opportunity here to take what is (intellectual property), and build storytelling around those personalities and stretching those worlds into new places, introducing new characters, creating new situations.”. Singer & Actress Sonia Ammar Joins The Cast Of ‘Scream’, 31 Days Of Anime Horror Part 19: ‘Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror’, The Owners – Starring Maisie Williams – Slashes Its Way Onto Blu-ray And DVD, ‘Love And Monsters’ Celebrates Release With Three New Clips, A Woman Finds Herself Kidnapped In The ‘Sleepless Beauty’ Trailer. We just mean bigger experiences and more events, and really making an event for an underserved audience right now.”. But in the way that Transformers has since become a multi-billion-dollar franchise for Paramount, Goodman said online creators represent an equally important and underserved niche for teens and tweens now, especially in pop culture sectors such as gaming. The feature’s debut is planned around Halloween, though Covid-19 issues are complicating whether it will have a theatrical debut, appear on premium video-on-demand or through some other initial distribution window, said FaZe Clan CEO Lee Trink. After more than a few suspicious occurrences, Rug investigates the twisted house next door. © 2020 Forbes Media LLC. ’s Motion Picture Group. We don't want this to be something that that feels like a YouTube video. Because I think that ultimately, it's about respecting the talent and respecting the audience.”. All Rights Reserved. In fact, the film’s director will be Gregory Plotkin, who edited all the films in that series and directed The Ghost Dimension installment in the series. “On the first Cloverfield movie, that film was analog in terms of its capturing technique,” Goodman said. #movie, 20/20, Brian Awadis, Crimson, Faze Clan, Faze Rug, Gregory Plotkin, horror, octOber. ENJOY THE MOVIE FOR 14-DAYS BEFORE IT EXPIRES. Crimson follows FaZe Rug who has just bought a multi-million smart house, only to find out that his dream home has some not so friendly neighbors. And after he becomes suspicious, he investigates the house next door and he discovers the sinister characters living there aren’t clowning around. It's got to be bigger and and more immersive, but bigger doesn't mean bigger costs. We aren't asking this talent to pretend that there's somebody else we are putting them in the situations where they are playing themselves, and we're building the world around them.”. I’m a Los Angeles-based columnist, speaker, podcaster and consultant focused on the collision of tech, media and entertainment. ... who previously served as editor on Get Out and director on a Paranormal Activity sequel. ‘I think it's the same with influencers when they're playing other people. The two have a combined 230 million followers. The budget will be in line with the sorts of $1 million-plus projects Jason Blum has so profitably made for Universal, including the Paranormal Activity series. Paranormal Activity and Hell Fest's Gregory Plotkin teams up with the Faze Clan for horror film Crimson - out this October. “It's always been a dream of mine to be in a movie, and I am beyond excited to share this moment with my fans, friends, and family,” said FaZe Rug (Brian Awadis) in a statement. (While at Paramount,) I bought the rights to Transformers in 2004, and everyone thought we were crazy at the time.”. Tech - Published: 17 October 2020. The key to the project’s success will be getting the project in front of the existing substantial audience for Rug and other FaZe personalities, in a way that they’re comfortable using, the executives said. “And as a result, the projects that stemmed from YouTubers just didn't have that much appeal. Rug has 16 million YouTube subscribers, and another 11 million followers combined across TikTok, Instagram and Twitter, making him the most popular content creator in FaZe Clan’s stable of about 40, said CEO Lee Trink. “I have kids, and in our house, FaZe is as meaningful as any movie star was back in the day,” Goodman said. We're in a year where Halloween was canceled this year, literally canceled. FaZe Clan, the gaming YouTube and Twitch stars, are making a feature-length horror film called “Crimson” that’s produced by the team behind “Paranormal Activity,” and the movie has now landed an online release date just in time for Halloween. Gadget News Faze Rug on how starring in a horror movie made him a better YouTuber I just love the thrill of it.” There's avenues for that, but when they're playing themselves, that's where the IP is, and that's where the following is. Gamer and member of FaZe Clan, FaZe Rug, will star in the film, and it will make its debut this October on Inviz.tv. Gamer media company FaZe Clan is partnering with Invisible Narratives, a production company led by prominent Hollywood executives, to build a cinematic universe of interconnected feature-length projects, beginning with its most prominent creator, FaZe Rug. They made it clear the project will leverage Rug’s existing on-screen persona and some of the same look and feel of his social-media productions. “I want to get scared. Production is set to start in two weeks, but the executives were purposefully vague about script details, production plans and budget. “Hollywood is shifting to a business that's about intellectual property,” said Invisible Narratives co-founder Adam Goodman, former president of DreamWorks and Paramount The FaZe Clan recently launched its own FaZe Studios alongside Michael Sugar of Sugar23 to produce movies and TV shows aimed at the Gen-Z crowd. We're trying a number of different ways of (image) capture that will give that sense of authenticity. The movie is set within the world of FaZe Clan and features several other members of the group in their own homes. In my long and winding career, I previously worked as an award-winning writer and editor for publications such as Variety, Deadline, Red Herring, and the Los Angeles Daily News, and have been a communications exec at MGM, the USC Marshall School of Business, and the Los Angeles city redevelopment agency. Rug, a longtime member of prominent gaming organization FaZe … Faze Rug on how starring in a horror movie made him a better YouTuber. In fact, for such a project to have a chance of resonating with Rug’s audience and others who might be interested, it’ll need to feel authentic and less manufactured than a typical Hollywood movie, Sugerman said.
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