You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Universal counts to ‘Thirteen’

Studio nabs spec from scribe Benjamin Magid

Universal has preemptively bought Benjamin Magid’s spec “Thirteen” and set it up with U-based Strike Entertainment at Brooklyn Weaver’s Energy Entertainment.

Production exec Kristel Laiblin brought the project to Strike’s Eric Newman and will oversee.

“Thirteen” centers on possession and is understood to use a mix of found-footage point of views.

The story is reminiscent of 1990’s “Flatliners,” which starred Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland as med school students experimenting with the line between life and death.

Sale closed Friday night.

Magid penned “Pan,” a supernatural take on J.M. Barrie’s “Peter Pan” that is scheduled to go into production later this year with Chris Tuffin, Renee Tab and Weaver producing and Ben Hibon directing.

Magid’s repped by WME and managed by Energy Entertainment.

WME and Energy teamed on last week’s spec sale of scribe Brad Ingelsby’s actioner “Run All Night” to Warner Bros. in a preemptive deal.

More Film

  • 'Of Fathers and Sons' Review: A

    IDFA Film Review: 'Of Fathers and Sons'

    Universal has preemptively bought Benjamin Magid’s spec “Thirteen” and set it up with U-based Strike Entertainment at Brooklyn Weaver’s Energy Entertainment. Production exec Kristel Laiblin brought the project to Strike’s Eric Newman and will oversee. “Thirteen” centers on possession and is understood to use a mix of found-footage point of views. The story is reminiscent […]

  • Hogar,’‘Tiburones,’ ‘Death’Among Projects At Montevideo's Eave

    ‘Hogar,’ ‘Tiburones,’ ‘Death Will Come and Will Have Your Eyes’ at Montevideo’s Puentes

    Universal has preemptively bought Benjamin Magid’s spec “Thirteen” and set it up with U-based Strike Entertainment at Brooklyn Weaver’s Energy Entertainment. Production exec Kristel Laiblin brought the project to Strike’s Eric Newman and will oversee. “Thirteen” centers on possession and is understood to use a mix of found-footage point of views. The story is reminiscent […]

  • A Profile of Argentina’s Documentary Filmmaker:

    Argentina on the Rise – Manuel Abramovich

    Universal has preemptively bought Benjamin Magid’s spec “Thirteen” and set it up with U-based Strike Entertainment at Brooklyn Weaver’s Energy Entertainment. Production exec Kristel Laiblin brought the project to Strike’s Eric Newman and will oversee. “Thirteen” centers on possession and is understood to use a mix of found-footage point of views. The story is reminiscent […]

  • Ventana Sur: Meikincine Acquires World Sales

    Ventana Sur: Meikincine Acquires World Sales on ‘Al Desierto’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Universal has preemptively bought Benjamin Magid’s spec “Thirteen” and set it up with U-based Strike Entertainment at Brooklyn Weaver’s Energy Entertainment. Production exec Kristel Laiblin brought the project to Strike’s Eric Newman and will oversee. “Thirteen” centers on possession and is understood to use a mix of found-footage point of views. The story is reminiscent […]

  • A Murder in Mansfield Documentary Review

    Film Review: 'A Murder in Mansfield'

    Universal has preemptively bought Benjamin Magid’s spec “Thirteen” and set it up with U-based Strike Entertainment at Brooklyn Weaver’s Energy Entertainment. Production exec Kristel Laiblin brought the project to Strike’s Eric Newman and will oversee. “Thirteen” centers on possession and is understood to use a mix of found-footage point of views. The story is reminiscent […]

  • 'Over the Limit' Review: A Mesmerizing

    IDFA Film Review: 'Over the Limit'

    Universal has preemptively bought Benjamin Magid’s spec “Thirteen” and set it up with U-based Strike Entertainment at Brooklyn Weaver’s Energy Entertainment. Production exec Kristel Laiblin brought the project to Strike’s Eric Newman and will oversee. “Thirteen” centers on possession and is understood to use a mix of found-footage point of views. The story is reminiscent […]

  • DreamWorks Animation Campus

    Film News Roundup: DreamWorks Animation Campus Sold for $290 Million

    Universal has preemptively bought Benjamin Magid’s spec “Thirteen” and set it up with U-based Strike Entertainment at Brooklyn Weaver’s Energy Entertainment. Production exec Kristel Laiblin brought the project to Strike’s Eric Newman and will oversee. “Thirteen” centers on possession and is understood to use a mix of found-footage point of views. The story is reminiscent […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content