Rumblr, the perfectly named “Tinder for fighting” app that promised to find you an opponent to fight with, turns out to be a hoax. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have more life in it. The recreational fighting matchmaker has a future as a film or TV show, and here are 3 reasons why:
- Rumblr is a great title.
- It has an intriguing and inflammatory premise.
- There has never been a stronger or bigger demand for original dramatic content to fill the enormous range of channels from Netflix and Amazon to HBO, AMC, AXS-TV and more. (The list is seemingly endless.)
It’s already easy to imagine the posters and promos for Rumblr. And Rumblr’s structure lends itself perfectly to serialization. Every episode bringing a new fight with all its dramatic backstory. In Hollywood parlance, Rumblr is “Fight Club meets Law & Order.” (Law & Order famously never develops its characters and each episode is self-contained.) And fights have been Hollywood gold since time immemorial — think of Rocky, The Matrix, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Kill Bill, Snatch, Bourne Ultimatum, Happy Gilmore, The Karate Kid, Road House… it’s another never-ending list.