Ben Magid is a best-selling author, comic book creator, and professional screenwriter. Before he started writing, Ben studied film at Columbia College Chicago. Ben sold his feature screenplays REMNANT to Universal and THE DOOR to Robert Katz of Shine Box Media Group. Ben’s novel, NO MAN’S LAND, was published on Amazon to rave reviews and tells the story of the last girl on Earth who is forced to decide the fate of the robots she's grown to love, or her own people -- who want their planet back. Ben's feature screenplay PAN aka NEVERAFTER was developed at New Line as a directing vehicle for Guillermo del Toro. NEVERAFTER is now being financed by Endruance Media and SPI Films and Canadian helmer Ben Shirinian (JOSEF ET AIMÉE, LOST IN MOTION) will direct. The team is in advanced discussions with Johnny Depp to star.
NEVERAFTER is a supernatural thriller which draws upon classic literary characters re-imagined as heroes and villains set in modern day England. Hook is a disgraced cop brought back to the force to help capture a shadowy kidnapper with the help of the only person who has ever escaped his clutches, Wendy, who resides in an insane asylum under the constant cover of light. Think "Se7en" meets "Pan's Labrynth”.
One of Ben’s projects in particular we are very excited about is titled D.O.A. - set in the very near future, ghosts must live among humans and battle for survival in a world that wants to silence, exploit and destroy them. The story explores immigration and racial divide through the eyes of ghosts.