The makers of A Quiet Place are behind a new movie about a podcast that kills you if you listen to it 3 years ago

The makers of A Quiet Place are behind a new movie about a podcast that kills you if you listen to it

We have to admit, it does have a bit of a killer hook...

"What if the podcast you're listening to can hear you too? Jennifer is enjoying the confessions of a killer when he suddenly starts talking to her..."

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That is the premise of Meet Jimmy, a new horror movie from the folks behind A Quiet Place, which looks to do for podcasts what The Ring did for videotapes.

Considering that podcasts, especially true-life murder podcasts, have become so hugely popular in recent years (just think of Serial, S-Town, West Cork, In The Dark, My Favourite Murder, to name just a few), we're surprised it took Hollywood this long to figure out a way to turn the premise into a movie.

The movie is based on a short film of the same name, which was promptly snapped up by Paramount Pictures and Michael Bay's production company Platinum Dunes, who turned the $17 million budget of A Quiet Place into a huge money maker, with over $330 million from cinemas alone, before mention of home sales or streaming revenues.

The feature-length adaptation will be co-written by the guys behind Crawl, the movie we said has every chance of being The Greatest Movie Of 2019, and it does appear that Paramount have decided that cheap-but-high-concept horror is the way to go, and we're fully behind that.

In the meantime, here is a glimpse at the short film that the upcoming feature will be based on:

Clip via Imagine Film Festival

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