Avatar snaps up sci-fi spec

Wagner will oversee development of futuristic pic

Los Angeles-based Avatar has ponied up a low-six-figure sum to acquire sci-fi action-thriller spec “Lifers” by tyro writing team Luke Borghi and Bart Rachmil.

“Lifers,” seen as a sci-fi twist on “The Fugitive,” centers on a boy and a girl who must solve a mystery involving a futuristic law system under which children born with a certain genetic code are automatically imprisoned.

Jake Wagner brought the project into Avatar; he’ll oversee development and be involved in a producing capacity.

“Lifers” is the first spec for Rachmil and Borghi, who have been assistant editors on several studio pictures.

Avatar is a private equity company set up to finance features under $10 million.

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