It was reported this weekend that Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page are financing an independent film currently in production. The film, to be made by their Dreamworks Animation friend Reid Gershbein, is titled Broken Arrows and decribed as “the story of a man who loses his pregnant wife in a terrorist attack and then takes a job as a hit man.” It’s due to be on the festival circuit this next Fall, so keep your eyes peeled for Toronto, I would imagine.
On paper, at least, the film will follow in a recent trend of Internet moguls-turned-film producers. Of course, this is not counting Apple’s Steve Jobs, who has a prominent role in animation powerhouse Pixar. The Google gang, though, joins eBay founder Jeff Skoll, who produced recent releases Syriana and North Country, and PayPal founder David O. Sacks, who produced the upcoming Thank You For Smoking. This begs the question, which high-profile Web moguls will be next to sit in a producer’s chair?