It seems like 2018 is the year of Wattpad films to dominate the entertainment industry. Beth Reekles uber popular The Kissing Booth has turned into a Netflix super hit, and Anna Todd’s international best selling series After is scheduled to begin filming this month.
Well, fans of the online writing platform can add another successful story to their list of ones to watch (literally), as SYFY has partnered with Tongal and Wattpad to bring Mikaela Bender’s science fiction thriller Expiration Date to life. But this new venture doesn’t mean fans are kept out of the loop, as the producers are inviting potential filmmakers to pitch how they would bring the story to life at SYFY.com.
Details can be found HERE
The choices will be whittled down to the top three, who will be given funding to produce a trailer based on their concept. SYFY, Tongal and Wattpad will then provide funding to the winner to create the pilot episode of the series, much like previous contest held for Cupids Match.
With more than 16 million reads, Expiration Date is easily one of the most popular stories on Wattpad. Taking place in a world where the date of your death is known by a mysterious society, the date is marked on you at birth. 19 year old orphan Iris is saved from her own expiration by a mysterious man, and now is the biggest threat to society.
“I created Expiration Date with the support of millions of readers on Wattpad, who encouraged and celebrated the story as it took shape. It’s been an amazing journey interacting with fans around the world on Wattpad, and now seeing the story find life on a whole new medium. I’m grateful to Wattpad, Tongal and Syfy for the opportunity to take Expiration Date beyond words on a page to life on the screen.” said author Mikaela Bender.
We can’t wait to see this story come to life! And if you dont want to wait, head over to Wattpad to check it out! Check it out HERE