QUIBI ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL ANTHOLOGY SERIES "HORROR ACCIDENTAL" WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY EVAN DAUGHERTY
· Quibi has announced the development of the psychological thriller series HORROR ACCIDENTAL based on the Japanese TV drama series, 'Horror Accidental 1&2' produced by Fuji Television Network, Inc. The original was written by Koichiro Miki, Mitsuaki Imura, and Kenta Ihara.
· Brought to life by writer and director Evan Daugherty ('Divergent,' 'Tomb Raider'), HORROR ACCIDENTAL' is a terrifyingly addictive anthology series in chapters.
· The series was made exclusively for mobile viewing and highlights everyday situations normal people find themselves in - and the horrific possibilities that lurk around every corner in our modern world.
· 'HORROR ACCIDENTAL' is produced by Gunpowder & Sky's horror brand, ALTER. Alter's Executive Producers are Van Toffler and Cody Zwieg. The series is also produced by Scoop Productions.
· The series is also executive produced by Amuse Group USA and Fuji TV.
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About Evan Daugherty
Daugherty made a splash when he co-wrote 2012's Snow White and the Huntsman, which starred Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth and Kristen Stewart. He also worked on Divergent, the YA action-adventure thriller starring Shailene Woodley, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Tomb Raider, helping launch MGM's Lara Croft franchise starring Alicia Vikander.
He is represented by Verve, management firm Alibi and law firm McKuin Frankel Whitehead LLP.
About Gunpowder & Sky:
Gunpowder & Sky is a fast-growing independent entertainment company that creates and distributes feature films, series, short form content, podcasts and channels for the streaming generation across sci-fi, horror, music and comedy.
Since its inception in 2016, Gunpowder & Sky has released more than 30 feature films and series, two seasons of its original narrative podcast, and more than 750 short films in theatres, on TVOD and in partnership with leading platforms such as HBO, Netflix, MTV, Hulu, Sky, Showtime, DirecTV, Amazon, Facebook, YouTube, Quibi, and soon HBO Max, Audible and Discovery.
Notable films and series include Her Smell, Lil Peep, Prospect, Sea Fever, The Little Hours, Cam, Hearts Beat Loud, Lords of Chaos, Tragedy Girls, Summer of 84, Villains, "Survive", "50 States of Fright" and "Drawn and Recorded".
With a collective audience of more than 65M monthly unique visitors, Gunpowder & Sky's current owned and operated brands include DUST, the number one free sci-fi channel; ALTER, a leading horror brand, and CUT, an unscripted comedy brand that is home to the successful formats "Truth or Drink" and "Grandmas Smoking Weed". DUST, ALTER and CUT are presently distributed on platforms such as Apple, Amazon, Comcast, Sling, Roku, Samsung, Vizio TV, Xfinity Flex, YouTube, Facebook, AT&T, DirecTV, Sinclair, Samsung TV Plus and Instagram.
With offices in Los Angeles and New York, Gunpowder & Sky was founded by Van Toffler and Floris Bauer, in partnership with The Chernin Group and AT&T.
About Scoop Productions:
Scoop Wasserstein is the founder of Scoop Productions, which will produce Horror Accidental. Wasserstein also oversees scripted film and television for New York Magazine (under the Vox Media Studios banner). Upcoming projects include the Reed Moreno-directed account of a sinister sex cult at Sarah Lawrence College (with BlumHouse TV for Amazon) and a darkly comic look at Tulum's transition from a neo-hippie beach town to a preeminent nightlife destination (with Annapurna TV). Scoop Productions development includes Naked is the Best Disguise (Solstice Studios), and Worst Roommate Ever (BlumHouse).
Iddo Arad and Hayden Goldblatt at Franklin, Kermit negotiated the deal for Scoop Productions.
About Amuse Group USA:
Established in 2014, Amuse Group USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Japanese entertainment powerhouse, Amuse, Inc. Amuse USA is an IP curator of Japanese content (film, TV, manga, novels, video games, etc.) and facilitates the adaptation of these properties into live-action films, TV series, and other media in the US. A cornerstone of Amuse USA's activities is J-CREATION, a year-round mission to bridge the gap between Japanese entertainment companies and Hollywood. The original Horror Accidental series was presented initially at Amuse USA's content matching event held in 2018.
About Fuji TV:
Since its establishment in 1959, Fuji Television has shared countless stories of love and friendship, good and evil. As a trendsetter, it has remained half a step ahead of these rapidly changing times by delivering innovative dramas, variety shows, newscasts, sports programs, and motion pictures. Fuji Television has maintained its position as the leading commercial broadcaster in the Japanese media industry. With over 60 years of experience, Fuji Television has accumulated extensive expertise and knowledge in producing hit TV shows and formats, prompting drama remakes to local markets as well as co-producing original programs with major overseas production companies.
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