Deadline is reporting that Cabin Fever and Hostel director Eli Roth and 3BlackDot are set to usher in the Clownpocalypse, a transmedia horror franchise which will include a movie, video game, short-form series and live event.
“I’ve had an amazing time collaborating with James Frey and the incredible team at 3BlackDot. From concept to art to the game play, every step of the way, no idea has been too crazy, and they’ve executed it at the highest level. For years I’ve had people tell me ‘You can’t do that in a game, it’s too insane’ and I finally found partners who said, ‘Let’s take this a step further.’ It feels like we’re making a game, movie and live experience with no parental supervision or studio to tell us to tone it down, and that’s the only way to create something spectacular and memorable. This will be a big, fun, scary event for gamers, movie fans, and people who love live events. The Clownpocalypse is coming. Get ready.”
Philip Gelatt (Love Death + Robots) is currently writing the script for the Clownpocalypse feature film and the search is underway for a director on the project, while 3BlackDot is already well into development on the video game, described as “a multi-player console game with an AR driven mobile component.”
“As a studio, we’re committed to developing and financing the most innovative content experiences,” states 3BlackDot’s Reginald Cash. “We are thrilled to continue to work with great visionaries and storytellers such as Eli and Philip in creating immersive worlds that traverse film, games, and live events. Audiences are in for a real surprise.”