Found footage. With low budget success stories for the bigger studios, this medium is here to stay. Now Universal is looking to tap into the same vein of gold that others have with the new flick Thirteen.
According to Variety, Universal has pre-emptively bought Thirteen, a spec by Benjamin Magid, and set it up with Uni-based Strike Entetrainment and Brooklyn Weaver at Energy Entertainment.
Veteran production exec Kristel Laiblin brought the project in to Strike’s Eric Newman and will oversee. Thirteen centers on possession and is understood to utilize a mixture of found footage point of views. The story is reminiscent of 1990’s Flatliners, which starred Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland as medical school students experimenting with the line between life and death.
The sale closed Friday night. More as it comes.
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