Amateur video editors, start warming up your computers! A&E Network and "Bates Motel" executive producer Carlton Cuse are turning to fans to aid in creating a fifteen-second opening title sequence for the new series.
“We want to give fans the chance to participate in the show,” said Cuse. “We're looking for an awesome fifteen-second title sequence that captures the feel of Bates Motel -- not as a slasher/horror show, but as a complex, character-based thriller.”
The contest begins today on the show's Facebook page and will run through Thursday, January 3rd. The network doesn't give fans too much to work with, aside from the logo for the series, so entrants may need to get creative.
The press release for the contest also confirmed a few things about the prequel. Cuse's quote confirms that the series will be more focused on psychological horror as opposed to young Norman Bates getting right to the stabbing of hotel guests. Additionally, the network confirms that the time period for the prequel will actually be modern day as opposed to that of the original "Psycho." See the above photo of Norman listening to his iPod -- who could forget that classic scene from the Hitchcock classic?
Bates Motel will premiere on A&E in March.