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MySpace hunts director for £1m movie

MySpace, Film4 and Vertigo Films are spending a million quid developing a film, and you could be its director.

Social-networking site MySpace is running a competition, trying to fill the director's chair on the upcoming MyMovie MashUp project. Applicants have to submit short films, and then site users and film-industry experts - including English Patient director Anthony Minghella, no less - will choose the winner. You can submit your opus until 27 April.

MySpace users will then 'help' with the script. They can even audition to be in the film, which will hit screens in the middle of next year.

Now, I may be exposing my lack of 'down-with-the-kids' cool here, but my understanding is that MySpace is populated by teenagers, female chart sensations, and paedophiles masquerading as any or all of the above. So I think we're looking at a musical remake of Luc Besson's Leon, with fewer plants (teenagers hate greens, right?). Remember, you read it here first (but try not to tell anybody about it).

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