Universal and Intermedia Recruit "Magicians"

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Universal and Intermedia are in collaboration to make a big screen feature entitled "Magicians."

Joining forces to make a new film together, Universal Pictures International and Intermedia have just unveiled their intention to bring up "Magicians" to the big screen, Variety has revealed. Both companies have assigned the team behind Channel 4's sitcom of "Peep Show" to bring out the project to the surface.

Almost all of the "Peep Show" team will get on board as the movie crew includes writers Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain plus the series' actors, Robert Webb and David Mitchell. Meanwhile, the program's executive producer, Andrew O'Connor, is tapped to direct with Juliet Stevenson and Peter Capaldi also starring.

Slated to start the production on August 20, pic centers its story on two magicians who have feuded since their double act ended in disaster. Scott Kroopf is set to executive produce while Ollie Madden is producing for Intermedia.

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