Action/Adventure - Development 2014

Mind control? There’s an app for that.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure, Family, Children's
    • Countries
    • SWEDEN
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 105 mn
    • Writer(s)
    • Lars NORBERG
    • Producer(s)
    • Tomas AMLÖV (Timelock Film AB)
    • Synopsis
    • He tweets, has two thousand friends on Facebook, and rules supreme in every online game play there is. In cyberspace, ANDY, 12, is awesome! His real life however, is the polar opposite.
      With all the time spent online there’s no time for homework. With poor grades he’s not allowed to enter the school district’s science fair, step one of becoming the next Bill Gates. Instead of studying, a young man of technological wizardry like Andy, uses a clever technical invention to cheat on a test.
      But he’s caught…
      Just as all the chips are down Andy’s dad, who’s a scientist, uses Andy’s cell phone for an experiment that goes haywire. It creates a mysterious app on his phone. An app that enables Andy to CONTROL PEOPLES MINDS.
      Suddenly Andy’s real life mimics his online persona. He’s the most popular person in school, all the teachers give him straight A’s, and his parents no longer talk about getting divorced. Life is beautiful --
      -- Until the next day, when Andy learns the hard truth that everything SNAPS BACK! He may be able to control people’s minds, but he can not control free will and it overcompensates. His parents now hate each other, in school everyone despises Andy, and all the teachers change his grades back to C’s.
      Andy launches into a whirlwind of ever increasing difficult situations trying to control everyone’s lives and to fix whatever problems he caused. At the same time people’s free will resist his mind control app and his control over people slip away.
      At home, his dad is preparing to move out. Andy increases power to his app in an effort to make his dad stay, but instead it sends his dad into an inexplicable coma.
      Andy now has to figure out how to control free will, so he can make his father WANT to wake up before his condition becomes permanent. An app may not be the solution for this problem…
    • Production schedule
      Synopsis: October, 2010
      Development/Revisions: 2010-2011
      Page one re-write: April 2011
      Revisions (Script format): April-Aug, 2011
      Revisions (Treatmnt): Sept-March(11-12)
      Outline : April, 2013
      Financing ready script: May 2013
      Shooting script: January 2014
      The concept was first drafted in a synopsis format by Johannes Pinter and Tomas Amlöv. Lars Norberg was then assigned as a writer an the script was first developed as a teen comedy. Later a page one re-write was performed to adapt the story into a children/family film. The script has since continue to undergo many re-writes and revision. A financing ready script will be available in May 2013.
      Development: Jan 2012-Dec 2013
      Financing/Casting: May 2013– May 2014
      Pre-production: Jan 2014-May 2014
      Production: June 2014
      Editing (off-line): July-Dec, 2014
      CGI/Visual Effects: 2013-2015
      Sound design: Oct. - Dec., 2015
      Online/Mix: January 2015
      Delivery/Completion: February 2015
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jun 01, 2014