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‘Turn’ twist picked up on Radar scope

Studio buys Phillips pitch to remake pic

Radar Pictures has paid low-six against midsix figures for the pitch “Turn” by Fernley Phillips.

Deal includes the remake rights for the Japanese film of the same name, directed by Hideyuki Hirayama.

Project follows a woman in a near-fatal accident who then finds herself repeating the events of the previous 24 hours in a Kubrickesque mix of “Groundhog Day” and “The Others.”

Project was brought to Radar prexy Scott Kroopf’s attention by execs Joe Rosenberg and Monica Mullins, who had also bid on Phillips’ recent spec “The Number 23,” which New Line ultimately purchased.

Dimension Films-based Vertigo Entertainment principal Roy Lee brought the project to the attention of Energy Entertainment’s Brooklyn Weaver — and a take on it by Phillips was hatched shortly thereafter.

Weaver will produce, via his Energy Entertainment banner, with Vertigo partners Lee and Doug Davison serving as exec producers, along with Christine Iso of Pacifica Intl., who repped the Japanese remake rights.

Phillips was repped on the deal by Energy Entertainment.