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Fantasia/Frontières project “MEET JIMMY,” about a killer podcast, lands at Paramount; story details and poster

Friday, August 3, 2018 | News


One of the most intriguing movies pitched at the Frontières Co-Production Market at the just-concluded Fantasia International Film Festival has scored a big backer—and now has the people behind another Frontières project involved.

Deadline reports that MEET JIMMY, based on a short by Dutch filmmakers David-Jan Bronsgeest and Tim Koomen, will be made as a co-production by Platinum Dunes and The Picture Company, with Paramount Pictures (which most recently teamed with Platinum Dunes on the scary smash A QUIET PLACE) releasing. Bronsgeest will direct the feature, and Koomen will script with Shawn and Michael Rasmussen, who wrote John Carpenter’s THE WARD and Paramount/Alexandre Aja’s currently shooting CRAWL. The Rasmussens were at Frontières as producers of TERRORBIT, a haunted-video-game chiller with director/co-writer Jonas Odenheimer.

MEET JIMMY will be produced by Platinum Dunes’ Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller and The Picture Company’s Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman. Here’s the synopsis from Frontières: “Jennifer is raising her son in one of Atlanta’s toughest suburbs, where several young women went missing over the past few years. Some of them were found choked to death. She starts listening to a podcast about the killer, who was nicknamed Jimmy Twofingers. Statements of escaped victims bear an eerie resemblance to her house. She’s hooked…until Jimmy starts talking to her in the podcast. He warns her that if she stops listening to him, she will meet him.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).