Platinum Dunes
Company typeProduction company
Industry
Founded2001; 23 years ago (2001)
Founder
Headquarters,
United States
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
  • Michael Bay
  • Brad Fuller

Platinum Dunes is an American film and television production company founded in 2001 by Michael Bay, Brad Fuller[1] and Andrew Form.[2] It is mainly known for producing horror films, such as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Purge, Ouija and A Quiet Place.

Overview

The company was founded in November 2001 by Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form. On October 7, 2009, Paramount Pictures announced a first-look deal with Platinum Dunes. With this, they plan to branch out of the horror genre into action and thrillers. On May 27, 2010, it was announced they would work on the reboot to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film series of the same name.[3] In 2014, Platinum Dunes was named The Hollywood Reporter's Producers of the Year. In 2015, the company was also named to The Hollywood Reporter's 30 Most Powerful Film Producers in Hollywood. In 2018, Fuller and Form made an amicable split from Platinum Dunes to launch a new production company, Fully Formed Entertainment.[4] In June 2022, Fuller returned to Platinum Dunes, with the company signing an overall first-look deal with Universal Pictures.[5]

Filmography

Films

Release date Film Director(s) Budget Gross Distributor(s)
October 17, 2003 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Marcus Nispel $9.5 million $107.4 million New Line Cinema
April 15, 2005 The Amityville Horror Andrew Douglas $19 million $107.5 million Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Dimension Films
October 6, 2006 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning Jonathan Liebesman $16 million $51.8 million New Line Cinema
January 19, 2007 The Hitcher Dave Meyers $10 million $25.4 million Rogue Pictures
January 9, 2009 The Unborn David S. Goyer $16 million $76.5 million
February 13, 2009 Friday the 13th Marcus Nispel $19 million $91.5 million New Line Cinema
Paramount Pictures
March 6, 2009 Horsemen Jonas Åkerlund $2.4 million Lionsgate
April 30, 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street Samuel Bayer $35 million $115.7 million Warner Bros. Pictures
June 7, 2013 The Purge James DeMonaco $3 million $89.3 million Universal Pictures
July 18, 2014 The Purge: Anarchy $9 million $111.9 million
August 8, 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Jonathan Liebesman $125 million $485 million Paramount Pictures
October 24, 2014 Ouija Stiles White $5 million $103.7 million Universal Pictures
January 30, 2015 Project Almanac Dean Israelite $12 million $33.2 million Paramount Pictures
June 3, 2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Dave Green $135 million $245.6 million
July 1, 2016 The Purge: Election Year James DeMonaco $10 million 118.6 million Universal Pictures
October 21, 2016 Ouija: Origin of Evil Mike Flanagan $9 million $81.7 million
April 6, 2018 A Quiet Place John Krasinski $17 million $341 million Paramount Pictures
July 4, 2018 The First Purge Gerard McMurray $13 million $137.1 million Universal Pictures
December 11, 2020 Songbird Adam Mason $700,000 $1 million STX Entertainment
May 28, 2021 A Quiet Place Part II John Krasinski $55 million $297.4 million Paramount Pictures
July 2, 2021 The Forever Purge Everardo Valerio Gout $18 million $77 million Universal Pictures

Upcoming films

Release date Film Director(s) Distributor(s)
June 28, 2024 A Quiet Place: Day One Michael Sarnoski Paramount Pictures
2025 A Quiet Place Part III John Krasinski
Apartment 7A Natalie Erika James

Television series

TV series

Year Show Creator(s) Network
2014–2017 Black Sails Jonathan E. Steinberg
Robert Levine
Starz
2014–2018 The Last Ship Hank Steinberg
Steven Kane
TNT
2016 Billion Dollar Wreck History
2018–2023 Jack Ryan Carlton Cuse
Graham Roland
Amazon Prime Video
2018–2019 The Purge James DeMonaco USA Network

See also

References

  1. ^ Harris, Dana (March 3, 2002). "O'seas distribs rev up 'Chainsaw' redo". Variety.
  2. ^ "Paramount Pictures Signs First-Look Deal with Platinum Dunes". Bloody Disgusting. October 7, 2009.
  3. ^ Platinum Dunes Steers 'Turtles' Relaunch | Deadline Hollywood
  4. ^ McNary, Dave (October 5, 2018). "'A Quiet Place' Producers Sign First-Look Deal With Paramount". Variety. Retrieved May 2, 2020.
  5. ^ Kroll, Justin (June 30, 2022). "Michael Bay Reunites With Former Producing Partner Brad Fuller As Their Platinum Dunes Banner Signs Overall Deal With Universal Pictures". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 1, 2022.