The world of online journalism is a strange place. It’s filled with people who share a common interest, who communicate via email and who rarely meet in the flesh. It’s not particularly glamorous, but it does, at times, have its cool moments.
It now looks like the world of online journalism is coming to the big screen and it will star none other than Fanboy favorite Jaime King.
King will star in first-time director Grant Boucher’s Journies, which is produced by Death Ray Films.
“(The film is)a romantic comedy set in the community of Hollywood-based online reporters. The story revolves around “an aspiring online journalist who gets the scoop of a lifetime when a one-on-one interview turns into an unexpected date with Hollywood’s hottest young ingénue.”
The film will be produced by Fanboys director ( and King’s husband) Kyle Newman and IESB’s Robert Sanchez.
Sanchez says that Journies is:
“Notting Hill with a touch of Entourage for the younger, hipper, Comic-Con crowd. Grant’s writing is amazing and his take on our story nailed it.”
It’ll be interesting to see if they manage to pull this off.
The vast majority of online writers spend their time at home writing with little field work – there’s some, but it’s hardly the entertainment news equivalent of All The Presidents Men. I’d imagine that this will have a fair bit of glitz to make it all bit more exciting for viewers. After all, who really wants to watch someone like me type for ninety minutes?
It’s a common assumption that online writers aren’t the best looking, but we here at Screen Rant take pride with our appearance and we all put in a lot of gym time (bizarrely enough that’s not even a lie) and we’d all like to think that Ryan Reynolds would portray us in The Screen Rant Story. Except Vic – he’ll always be Watchmen’s Jackie Earlie Haley!
More on Journies when we get it!