Wednesday, August 13, 2008

‘Lonelygirl15’ Producer Readies Next Internet Sensation

TOKYO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The next Internet sensation is going to be so big, it’s scary.

Japanese producer Yumiko Aoyagi – who produced the hit U.S. Internet series Lonelygirl15 – is launching a new project called The Scary City, which she believes will take the Internet by storm.

The Scary City is a mystery cyber-series that Aoyagi describes as “The Blair Witch Project meets Lost.

She’s spending $5.2 million to produce U.S. and Japanese versions of it, which will be available online starting September 15.

Aoyagi says the series will be a “global phenomenon that’s 100 times more exciting than Lonelygirl15” because it has a universal theme that anyone can relate to.

She explains, “It’ll be very personalized and viewers will feel like they’re friends with the characters.”

Aoyagi is holding casting calls on YouTube next week to find her new stars which include a “hot, single 35-year-old dad,” a 10-year-old girl, and a senior citizen who’ll play the villain.

She says the new stars will be catapulted to fame in a matter of episodes and will even secure film roles in a big-screen version of The Scary City within the next two years.

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