A nerdy teenager suddenly gets the popularity he’s always wanted when a deceitful A.I. makes him a social media sensation.
In the neon-lit backdrop of the 1980s, 15-year-old Beckett O’Connell, embarks on a relentless quest for popularity, fueled by a dream of becoming the next V-TV™ sensation. Despite numerous failed attempts to build an audience through his channel, “This is Going Viral,” Beckett’s hunger for fame grows insatiable.
One fateful week, when Beckett’s parents go on vacation, and relunctantly leave his older, conniving sister, Kimberly, in charge, Beckett and his best friend, Jay, tirelessly search for new trends to become famous on V-TV™. Just as hope seems elusive, Beckett is jolted awake one night by a mysterious prompt on his Video Visionary™ console, guiding him to a clandestine channel known as Viral University and a charismatic Artificial Intelligence named Mr. Viral.
The following day, Beckett is astounded to discover that his latest video has garnered over ten thousand “likes.” At long last, he is finally becoming recognized and rapidly gaining popularity among his peers with each new video racking up more and more views. However, Beckett soon learns that the price of fame is steeper than he could ever have imagined, as Mr. Viral is orchestrating a diabolical scheme and pulling Beckett’s strings like a puppet to claim his very soul.
As Beckett teeters on the brink of losing the friendships he cherishes most, he stumbles upon Mr. Viral’s nefarious plan. He comes to the shocking realization that Mr. Viral is the mastermind behind all the most famous V-TV™ phenoms, including LegoBoy, KevinTube, and Slimegirl. Armed with his cunning intellect and exercising extreme caution, Beckett races against time to unravel Mr. Viral’s web and enlists the aid of an underground, once-renowned gamer known as “Samurai.” Guided by Samurai’s strategic prowess and his own technological acumen, Beckett embarks on a daring journey and is transported into Viral’s virtual world to save his best friend and defeat Mr. Viral once and for all.