16 Bit Studios have announced production plans for their high concept, action packed thriller 16 Bits, which is set to shoot in November of this year.
In the film, the lines between reality and video games blur when a lonely loser befriends a violent street fighter who emerges from an old 16-bit fighting game.
"Packed with exciting characters, a wicked sense of humor and bone crunching action, 16 Bits is a wild, surreal rollercoaster ride," says producer J. Horton. This is one of the first features produced by J. Horton that he also didn't direct. "It was Aaron's script that really made me want to take the dive into producing material for other directors."
Horton's previous work includes Monsters in the Woods, Deathday and Edges of Darkness. This is his first time working with writer/director Aaron Mento (Ugly Sweater Party).
"This is the brutal dark comedy that I’ve always wanted to see, and now we’re making it a reality," says director Aaron Mento, who wrote the part of Waxx Waster specifically for star Kevin Caliber. "Kevin was born to play this role. He’s obviously got the amazing physicality of a video game fighter, but his most lethal weapon is knocking you out with his comedy chops."
16 Bits also stars, Scott Butler, Charles Chudabala and Emily Dahm and is set for release in spring of 2020.