You know that Kiefer Sutherland web series? The one that debuted on Hulu where the former CTU agent plays a God-fearing, Roman Catholic, repentant hit man alongside John Hurt, Michael Badalucco, and Sebastian Becaon? The one that’s directed by Brad Mirman and distributed by Digital Broadcasting Group? The one that’s called The Confession? Yeah, that one! It’s being turned into a movie.
Dave McNary at Variety reports Image Entertainment made a non-live streamed announcement at Cannes that the "integrated home entertainment company" is in final negotiations to obtain the rights to title. Image plans to reformat the online original into a feature-length film, for which it will own the "home entertainment and digital rights."
If and when the film gets made, The Confession will be one of a very select group of online original web series to make the transition from the computer to silver screens. Fred, a hyperactive prepubescent with a chipmunk’s voice and teenager’s body created by Lucas Cruikshank, jumped from YouTube to Nickelodeion in the form of a feature film late last year. The movie did so well, Cruikshank, Varsity Pictures, and company started shooting the sequel this past February.