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Universal going the found-footage route with possession flick Thirteen

01.24.2012by: Jared Pacheco
If you guys were hoping this whole found-footage craze would die down soon then I've got some bad news for you... It doesn't look to be slowing down anytime soon. Especially with THE DEVIL INSIDE hugely bypassing expectations. So what am I getting at? Another found-footage flick of course!

And surprise surprise, it's a possession romp! According to Variety the folks over at Universal have just snatched up Benjamin Magid's spec script THIRTEEN. The project has already been set up with Universal-based Strike Entertainment at Brooklyn Weaver's Energy Entertainment. You want a rundown for this one? Of course you do:

"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.

FLATLINERS huh? I can dig that. Maybe this one won't be that bad after-all...

No word on when production will get started on THIRTEEN but as always any updates that roll our way will be passed right along to all of you.

Extra Tidbit: Benjamin Magid's only other sale thus far has been the fantasy romp PAN, which stars AnnaSophia Robb (above) and twists the age-old tale of 'Peter Pan' so that Pan is a villain being hunted by a police captain named Hook.
Source: Variety

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