Folks dramatically proclaim on a regular basis that they don’t suppose they may survive with out their smartphones, however a brand new sequence type the forthcoming streaming service Quibi from Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman approaches smartphone survival in a way more literal method. The scripted sequence, which can premiere on Quibi at launch in April 2020, stars Prepared Participant One‘s Tye Sheridan, and counts Steven Soderbergh as an government producer.
The sequence, referred to as ‘Wi-fi,’ was created by Jack Seidman and Zach Wechter, who’re the creators of the brief movie Pocket, which is shot solely as if it was happening on an individual’s cellphone, nearly like a screencast of that system. Wi-fi will comparable cinematic, which is an efficient match for Quibi’s short-form, made for cellular strategy to authentic streaming content material. Wechter and Seidman have a head-start on this regard, in actual fact, since their movie collective Pickpocket is particularly aimed toward making this type of characteristic.
‘Wi-fi’ will inform the story of Sheridan’s lead character, who’s described as “a self-obsessed school pupil whose solely hope for survival is the device he has spent his complete life studying to make use of: his smartphone.” Mentioned character will apparently be trapped inside his freshly crashed automotive through the motion, and utilizing the smartphone (which is low on battery) to attempt to survive his predicament.
Quibi has already made an entire host of slate bulletins, with new ones coming on a regular basis, nevertheless it’s going to have so much to show as soon as it really debuts, into what will likely be by April a really crowded streaming content material market. Apple TV+ and Disney+, two new entrants from heavyweights who aren’t constructing a reputation from scratch with customers, simply debuted, and there are extra coming early subsequent yr from NBC, HBO/AT&T and extra.