Last month we hit you with the news that Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions was teaming up with MTV to bring us an adaptaton of R.L. Stine's "Eye Candy", and today we know who will be headlining the cast as Variety is reporting that Victoria Justice (who is eye candy indeed!) has signed on for the project, set to play the role of Lindy, a beautiful but reclusive hacker who finds herself in danger from a murderous cyberstalker.
"Eye Candy", based on R.L. Stine’s novel, has been heating up at MTV for some time. The high-profile package lists Blum as an executive producer through his Blumhouse Productions and TWILIGHT helmer Catherine Hardwicke as exec producer and director. Written/co-executive produced by Emmy Grinwis, "Eye Candy" centers on...
...tech genius Lindy, who is persuaded by her roommate to begin online dating and begins to suspect that one of her mysterious suitors might be a deadly cyber stalker. When her friends at the elusive cyber-police uncover a potential serial killer in Manhattan, all signs point to one of Lindy’s dates. Teaming up with this band of hackers, Lindy works to solve the murders while unleashing her own style of justice on the streets of New York City.
Hopefully MTV, a channel that, according to legend, actually used to play music videos, will allow Blum and company to go very dark with "Eye Candy". The cable giant is no stranger to horror, having delivered the decent horror outings MY SUPER PSYCHO SWEET 16 and its sequel (as well as making plans to bring a SCREAM series to its line-up) so let's hope "Eye Candy" ends up being worth checking out.