Screen Gems Plans “Viral” Feature Film

Screen Gems has picked up the feature remake rights to Tim Shechmeister’s student film short “Viral” reports Heat Vision.

Set in the world of cyberbullying, the tone is said to be akin to “The Grudge” or “The Ring” but designed for the current generation with smart phones and social media acting essentially as extensions of themselves.

Shechmeister directed and co-wrote the eleven minute short as part of his thesis. The pair will now work in the same capacities on the feature version.

Stephen Susco, Roy Lee and Lawrence Grey will produce.