Rafael Moreu

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Rafael Moreu
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Rafael Moreu is an American screenwriter, best known for his work in horror and thrillers.

Career[edit]

Moreu wrote the movies Hackers (1995) and The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999).[1][2] For Hackers, he saw the film as more than just about computer hacking but something much larger: "In fact, to call hackers a counterculture makes it sound like they're a transitory thing; I think they're the next step in human evolution."[3] He had been interested in hacking since the early 1980s. After the crackdown in the United States during 1989 and 1990, he decided to write a script about the subculture. For research, Moreu went to a meeting organized by the New York-based hacker magazine 2600: The Hacker Quarterly. There, he met Phiber Optik, a.k.a. Mark Abene, a 22-year-old hacker who spent most of 1994 in prison on hacking charges.[3] Moreu also hung out with other young hackers being harassed by the government and began to figure out how it would translate into a film. He remembered, "One guy was talking about how he'd done some really interesting stuff with a laptop and payphones and that cracked it for me, because it made it cinematic".

The Rage: Carrie 2, which was originally titled The Curse, was initially scheduled to start production in 1996 with Emily Bergl in the lead, but production stalled for two years.[4] The film eventually went into production in 1998 under the title Carrie 2: Say You're Sorry.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rafael Moreu Filmography", Allmovie, retrieved 2010-12-24
  2. ^ Sterritt, David & Anderson, John (2008) The B List: The National Society of Film Critics on the Low-budget Beauties, Genre-bending Mavericks, and Cult Classics We Love, Da Capo Press, ISBN 978-0-306-81566-9, p. 101
  3. ^ a b McClellan, Jim (January 8, 1995). "Cyberspace: The Hack Pack". The Observer.
  4. ^ Creepshows: The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Guide by Stephen Jones, p.124

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