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Joe Nation’s ‘YouTube Assassin’ To Become A Feature-Length Film

16 July 2014 10:06 AM, PDT | | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Relativity Media's digital studio and online video platform FilmOn are turning a hit web series into a feature film. According to The Wrap, those two companies have teamed up with creator Joe Nation and a handful of YouTube's biggest stars for Bob Thunder: Internet Assassin, a full-length version of Nation's YouTube Assassin web series. Bob Thunder will follow its titular character, who strives to kill off popular YouTube stars so they can be replaced with robotic brand shills. Along the way, viewers will encounter a number of YouTube stars, including Shane Dawson, Prank vs. Prank, Joey Graceffa, Swoozie, Chester See, Olga Kay, Michael Gallagher, Steve Greene, Jacksfilms and Evelina Barry. If Nation's original web series is any indication, these YouTubers will play fictionalized versions of themselves as they attempt to fend off their would-be assassin. While the YouTube Assassin web series predominantly made fun of YouTube creators who are »

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Popular YouTube Creators to Star in Bob Thunder: Internet Assassin

15 July 2014 1:23 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Some YouTube stars will soon become movie stars! Jesse Wellens and his girlfriend Jeana “PrankvsPrank,” Jack Douglass of “jacksfilms,” Joey Graceffa, Evelina Barry, Michael Gallagher of “Totally Sketch,” Steve Greene of “SteveGreeneComedy” and Chester See have signed on to star in “Bob Thunder: Internet Assassin.” The Wrap reported that the film will tell the story of an assassin who seeks out YouTube stars and replaces his targets with robotic clones. The movie will also star more than a dozen major YouTube creators as well as feature cameos by Rampage Jackson and Janice Dickinson. “Bob Thunder: Internet Assassin” is baesd on the web series “YouTube Assassin” by Joe Nation. Nation will  [ Read More ]

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YouTube Stars Shane Dawson, Olga Kay to Star in Movie About an Internet Assassin (Exclusive)

15 July 2014 11:40 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

YouTube stars Shane Dawson, Chester See and Olga Kay have signed on to star in “Bob Thunder: Internet Assassin,” a movie about an assassin who targets YouTube stars and replaces them with brand-friendly robotic clones. The movie will star more than a dozen prominent YouTubers, and also feature cameos from Janice Dickinson and Rampage Jackson. Joe Nation will direct the film, which was inspired by his web series “YouTube Assassin.” (You can watch the first episode of this at the bottom of the post.) Relativity's digital studio and FilmOn are co-producing the project, which FilmOn is financing. FilmOn is an Internet. »

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