EXCLUSIVE: What started as a cool teaser trailer on Deadline has turned into a full-fledged movie package that will be shopped hard at Berlin next week. Andrew Will has written and will direct The Prototype, a sci-fi thriller that will be produced by Will and Shawn Wallace of Variant Films, Sean Cushing of Cantina Creative and Max Leitman of Bandito Brothers. This is being put together in a similar fashion that the Bandito Brothers employed when it did Act Of Valor, the $12 million film that has grossed over $80 million. FilmNation is financing, and Glen Basner will be in Berlin next week selling international rights. WME Global’s Graham Taylor will be spearheading the domestic deal.
We run a lot of trailers on this site, and agency parodies that have gotten jobs and representation for actors and directors, but this is a new one for Deadline. Since we broke this trailer in June, it spread to YouTube, where it has gotten more than 10.5 million views and became a web phenomenon. It was around the seventh-most-viewed trailer on the site last year. Considering it was a trailer for a movie that didn’t exist, with no big stars to speak of, and with no marketing, that’s pretty good. But it’s also a pretty cool trailer. Here it is again: