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A horror film revolving around the Animal Crossing video game in the works


CINEMA – The producer of Hardcore Henry will adapt an American short film just released at a festival. Entitled Don’t peek, the film was made in confinement last year.

Accessible and comforting, the video game Animal Crossing: New Horizons has accompanied the confinement of many people across the planet, from the most die-hard Nintendo fans to the most curious neophytes. His perky universe could, however, find itself in the coming years at the heart of a new horror film made, according to information from Deadline , by director and producer Timur Bekmambetov.

The project will adapt Julian Terry’s short film, Don’t peek, which has just been broadcast in the official selection of the SXSW festival. Produced with six hands during a period of Californian confinement, last year, Julian Terry’s film tells the story of a young woman who, during her game ofAnimal Crossing, begins to realize that different actions of the game reverberate in her own room where she is, ultimately, perhaps not quite alone.

Julian Terry’s short film, which is not associated with Nintendo, was uploaded in October, where it has since surpassed one million views. “The secret is out! We transform Don’t peek in feature film !! Thank you very much to everyone who helped make it go viral! ”, Julian Terry rejoiced on Twitter. In February, the young director said to himself “very proud»Of the success of his “Small confinement short film, produced without a budget”, in his room.

Known for his adaptation, in 2016, of the peplum Ben hur , for its dubious Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter as well as for working with Angelina Jolie for her thriller Wanted: Choose your destiny, Timur Bekmambetov is also the producer of the daring Hardcore Henry. Directed by Ilya Naishuller, this 2016 film was already inspired by video games by means of an entirely filmed first person narration.

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