I don't know that it was inspired by The Ring - I don't know if they've heard of it. They brainstormed up the idea during the morning, talked about it a lot during the afternoon and generated the action script, and one of them wrote the dialogue the next morning.
The trailer was developed because we could access police help, and get hold of a police car and a friendly copper! It was planned around a fictional street plan, which joined a couple of disparate locations. There wasn't a written script for it.
Added: Thinking back, they mentioned Blair Witch a lot. Don't forget that all kids can access any film that has been available on TV or on DVD - even if (unlikely) their parents stopped them watching something, they'd still see it at friends, etc!
Last edited by ChrisG; 07-29-2007 at 11:15 AM.
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