EXCLUSIVE: Gregory Plotkin, who’s the editor behind movies like Recreation Night time, Get Out, and Blissful Dying Day, has signed on to direct the upcoming Invisible Narratives that includes gaming persona FaZe Rug from esports and leisure group FaZe Clan. This would be the first of a sequence of movies following the information of Invisible Narratives’ partnership with FaZe Clan to launch The FaZe Clan cinematic universe.
The undertaking will mark Plotkin’s third time behind the digicam, having beforehand directed Hell Fest and Paranormal Exercise: The Ghost Dimension. Former Paramount brass Adam Goodman and former Disney exec Andrew Sugerman will produce for Invisible Narratives together with Lee Trink and Nikhil Jayaram of FaZe Clan.
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“Nobody understands genre movies better than Greg Plotkin. He’s a master at building suspense, finding laughs, and creating authentic moments,” mentioned Goodman. “This will be our 15th project collaborating together, so needless to say my trust in him is unparalleled.”
Simon Boyes will pen the script for the pic, which is slated to start capturing subsequent month. He’s additionally the co-writer of the forthcoming pandemic thriller Songbird, which is being produced by Invisible Narratives and Michael Bay. This movie has Demi Moore, Craig Robinson, Paul Walter Hauser, and, Bradley Whitford starring.
FaZe Rug is the group’s most-followed content material creator with over 27 million mixed followers. The YouTube star first started importing Name of Obligation spotlight movies in 2012 earlier than becoming a member of FaZe Clan and increasing into YouTube content material creation.
“We are in the midst of a generational shift in how audiences consume content, leaning more towards authentic and user-generated formats, as opposed to the overly-produced,” mentioned Sugerman. “With global influencers like Faze Clan, we have a unique opportunity to combine this digital reality with world-class storytelling to satiate their fandom’s hunger for a format produced just for them.”
FaZe Clan simply launched FaZe Studios, a separate enterprise created with the aim of delivering a big selection of long-form content material geared toward youth tradition. The studio has teamed with producer Michael Sugar of Sugar23 to curate and produce TV and movie initiatives geared toward amplifying tales within the Gen Z and millennial house.
Plotkin is repped by ICM, Circle of Confusion and Morris Yorn.