Greenlight Essentials has combined science and art to revolutionize how movies are made. The studio, created by Jack Zhang, started a Kickstarter campaign to fund his horror film, “Impossible Things.” But this isn’t a thriller like any other, the movie is co-written by artificial intelligence (A.I.).
The project is the “first A.I. co-written feature film, marking the next step in human-computer collaboratively-created original content,” states the Kickstarter page. “Aside from being an awesome horror film, ‘Impossible Things’ is engineered using big data and artificial intelligence from the initial creative stage to ensure that it is the scariest and creepiest horror film out there!”
The thriller centers around a career-driven mother who, in the aftermath of her young daughter’s death, moves to a secluded country home with her husband and becomes a stay-at-home mom to their remaining kids: a twin daughter and baby boy. Once they settle in, the mother and her daughter begin to hear voices and see visions of a deranged woman and child ghost.
For the last five years, the team has spent their time developing an A.I. that can break down movie plots and connect these plot points to its audience’s tastes using something called Natural Language Processing (NLP). “By training our A.I. on thousands of plot summaries and correlating movies to their box office performance, we’ve developed an A.I. that is smart enough to recognize the correct plot patterns that map successful movie box office performance,” Zhang explains.
At the time of this publication, the Kickstarter has raised over $8,000 of its $22,843 goal and has 48 more days to go. The studio has used its available resources to release the first trailer, targeted towards the audience demographic suggested by their A.I. software.
For more information on the film and how it was drafted, click here. Don’t miss the chilling teaser below: