Dimension signs up for social network thriller

Bob Weinstein says pic is a fresh way to explore Web trend

Dimension Films is getting into the social networking game.

The Weinstein Co.'s genre banner will develop a thriller that involves a teen social networking site as a narrative device.

The untitled project is based on an idea by the APA-repped Sara Rue as well as Robert Green, who will produce. T.S. Faull, who previously penned the Keri Russell thriller "Grimm Love," is writing the script. Faull manager Adam Goldworm will co-produce.

The teen thriller is said to resemble "Ten Little Indians," as victims are knocked off one by one, only this time with a Web 2.0 twist.

"Online social networking is a widespread phenomenon that interests me greatly," Bob Weinstein said. "Combining it with a suspense thriller is a new and fresh way to explore this new trend."

Studios and filmmakers have been seeking ways to explore the popularity of social networking sites in their creative efforts. Last year, Aaron Sorkin signed on with Scott Rudin and Columbia to write a drama about the founding of Facebook.