Looking to get their feet wet in the world of horror, Paramount Vantage has picked up a spooky high-concept spec script, Ink, by Harris Wilkinson (Stir of Echoes: The Dead Speak) that apparently has something to do with tattoo artists. Though they aren't revealing any plot details, I think it's safe to assume there are a number of different places to go here. Since it's "high-concept," I imagine the tattoo ink will possess some sort of supernatural power that, when inked into someone's skin, magically comes to life ... or something like that. Heck, it's scary enough just watching someone get a dragon tattooed down their leg, imagine if the freaking thing came to life and devoured the poor fool who shelled out $400 to have it permanently etched into their skin. (Hmm, and I wonder what would happen to the dude sitting next to him who opted to go for the Playboy Bunny instead?)

Now, keep in mind, I have no idea whether that's the direction Wilkinson took with his script, but it seems like the most logical one. Unless, for instance, the pic focuses on a tattoo artist-turned-serial killer whose instruments aren't exactly clean ... if you know what I mean. The script is currently out to directors, and it's being produced by Riche Prods. in association with Mandalay Independent Pictures. Depending on how successful the film is, I wonder if it would have any effect on the tattoo industry -- after seeing Ink, will people be too afraid to down seven shots of vodka and have their significant others name tattooed in a place where the light doesn't shine? Oh, you know who you are ...

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