Metafilmics (“What Dreams May Come”) has inked a two-year first-look deal with SightSound.com to exclusively produce pics for the ‘Netcaster, with the first being the $3 million drama “The Quantum Project.”
CG-heavy pic — which revolves around quantum physics, the Web and spiritual mystery — is being helmed by Francis Glebas (“Fantasia 2000”). Barnet Bain and Stephen Simon are producing.
A cast has not been signed. Production begins later this year in Los Angeles.
“Metafilmics’ mission is to lead in cutting-edge films, television and other innovative media that honor and delight the human spirit,” Simon said. “It is only fitting that the Internet serve to deliver this unique motion picture created specifically for the medium.”
As opposed to other ‘Netcasters, SightSound.com operates as a pay-per-view service, enabling Internet users to download or rent pics online for a fee using the Pennsylvania-based ‘Netcaster’s own patented digital delivery system.
Earlier this year, SightSound.com inked a deal with Artisan Entertainment to exclusively download “Pi.” Only 100 people did. More than 1 million people currently connect to the Internet using high-speed modems, which online video is best suited for.
Yet that hasn’t stopped the company’s founders, Scott Sander and Arthur Hair, from inking deals. It is next exclusively screening the thriller “Fait Accompli,” with Michael Madsen and Rosanna Arquette, from Cutting Edge Entertainment.