Magnet, Oceana and Barbarian to fund thriller
Magnet Media Group, Oceana Media and Barbarian Films have joined to finance Gela Babluani’s American remake of his 2005 French film, “13 Tzameti.”Titled “13” in its new incarnation, the psychological thriller will star Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Ray Winstone, Ray Liotta and 50 Cent. Babluani will again write and direct. Shooting begins Nov. 20 in New York and New Mexico. Oceana provides asset-backed financing to budgets between $10 million and $40 million. For “13,” Oceana will provide a loan, with Magnet Media and Barbarian supplying equity. Paramount Vantage is selling the pic internationally.