If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Have you ever found yourself hopelessly unable to decide between watching 'The Blair Witch Project' and 'Twister'? A common conundrum, I know. Well it appears New Line Cinema is taking steps to ensure that you will never face this tough choice again. The studio has just closed deal purchasing a spec script by writer John Swetnam for 'Category Six.' The film is a first-person, found footage disaster movie revolving around a group of high school students doing their best to survive the worst tornado in American history. Todd Garner will produce.
I know what you're thinking, and you're right, found footage movies have been done to death. But the thing is, almost every found footage movie made so far has dealt with the supernatural; ghosts, demons, possession, etc. The idea of a found footage natural disaster movie is, if nothing else, a interesting twist on the subgenre. In this day and age, when it comes to catastrophic natural events, we get as much first-hand footage from cell phones and personal videocameras as we do news cameras so seeing first-person POV accounts of a massive tornado is therefore not outside the realm of reality. Having lived through a few tornadoes myself, I tend to find them a lot scarier than any ghost or demon. Color me intrigued.
What do you guys think? Would you be interested in a found footage natural disaster film? Or one capturing a different disaster?