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Director Ridley Scott Set To Produce Gaming Horror Series

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Acclaimed filmmaker Ridley Scott will produce a horror series for streaming platform Quibi.

Titled Curs_r, the thrilling series is being produced by Stigma Films and James Wilkinson and will be directed by Toby Meakins with a script from Simon Allen.

The series is about the quest to claim a $100,000 prize for which a student plays an obscure 1980s survival computer game. The game curses her reality, leaving her with frightening choices and reality-bending challenges.

The protagonist soon realizes that she is no longer playing the game for the money but for her very survival as her life gradually turns into an inescapable maze of horror.

Scott expressed his eagerness to work with the Quibi team in creating a series that would break boundaries in the horror genre.

With all of the many platforms on which one can now show content, including the groundbreaking new format at Quibi, this is an extraordinary time to be a filmmaker. We are very much looking forward to working with Jeffrey Katzenberg and his Quibi team, as well as with these very talented filmmakers, Toby and Simon, to create a series that promises to break new boundaries in the horror genre.Ridley Scott – geektyrant.com

Sir Ridley Scott was born on November 30, 1937, and achieved commercial success in 1979 with his horror science-fiction movie Alien. His historical drama Gladiator (2000) won the Academy Award for Best Picture and along with his brother Tony Scott, is a recipient of a BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema.

Scott directing an actress on set
Scott directing an actress on set

Scott was knighted in 2003 for his services to the British film industry and was named the tenth most influential person in British culture in 2004. He received a BAFTA Fellowship for his lifetime achievement in 2018.

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