YouTube Clip Wins Movie Deal

Panic Attack! will be turned into a $30M feature
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser User
Posted Dec 19, 2009 10:34 AM CST

(Newser) – A Uruguayan man who spent $300 creating a YouTube video called Panic Attack! has been offered a $30 million contract to make a Hollywood film. "I uploaded on a Thursday and on Monday my inbox was totally full of e-mails from Hollywood studios," the creator tells the BBC. "It was amazing, we were all shocked."

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The clip, which features giant robots invading Montevideo, the Uruguayan capital, has already garnered 1.5 million views on YouTube. Now, with help from the production company of Spider-Man director Sam Raimi, the creator, Fede Alvarez, will transform the 5-minute short into a sci-fi flick shot in Argentina and Uruguay. The feature will have a revamped storyline, Alvarez said. (Read more YouTube stories.)

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