Have you ever heard of the 11-11 movement? I haven’t, until today. Apparently it is a spiritual cult that believes the date 11-11 has cosmic power, and that the number has been associated with many historical events. They also believe that on these dates, one can achieve a higher level of consciousness or enlightenment, allowing extra terrestrials and angels to communicate with them. Several mass meditations have been scheduled on these dates by the group.
What does that have to do with Saw director Darren Lynn Bousman? Heat Vision is reporting that Bousman will partner with Wayne Rice to make a movie based on the movement called 11-11-11. Of course, it will open on 11-11-11.
It sounds like Bousman is looking to break free from his typically gory trappings. He indicates that he wants this movie to be more akin to Signs, which was more of a psychological thriller.
Bousman has previously directed Saw II, III, and IV and Repo! The Genetic Opera, which was a commercial flop, but has found a cult following on DVD. He has already started writing the story, which will focus on something being able to enter our world at precisely 11:11 on 11-11-11 for 49 minutes.
We don’t get to see too many movies about cults, but they are fascinating. If it is done effectively, this could be a very creepy movie.
While the real cult focuses on extra terrestrials, it sounds like the movie will deal more with spirits and angels. The fact that the actual date is coming up makes marketing the movie a breeze, as long as they can finish it on time. Of course, we will keep you posted on the proceedings.