Darren Lynn Bousman--the man responsible for bringing us Repo: The Genetic Opera and, as the Hollywood Reporter so flippantly puts it, "several Saw movies"--will be directing a movie based on "the dark side" of the significance in the number 11, which is apparently some kind of worry to Numerologists. Why would he, or anyone, do such a thing? Because the producer of Dude, Where's My Car? took him to an Olive Garden and told him to, and when someone buys you an Unlimited Pasta Bowl and tells you it would be totally awesome for a movie to open on 11-11-11, you listen:
[Wayne] Rice, a producer on the more peppy "Valentine's Day" and "Dude, Where's My Car?" as well as "Suicide Kings," saw that 11-11-11 falls on a Friday and immediately wanted to have a movie open on that date.
During his search for a director, he met Bousman, who knew a thing or two about tapping into cult movements...
"He and I sat down and over some pasta, (and) the movie materialized," Rice said. "A lot of this has been New Age-y or biblical, with talk of angels. Leave it to Darren to see the dark side of that date."
To any Numerologists out there, is part of the 11:11 threat related to the medium of film reaching its nadir, or was that already covered with Jim Carrey's The Number 23?