Stolen Picture
TypePrivate
IndustryMotion pictures and television
Founded2016
Founder
Headquarters
London
,
England
Key people
Miles Ketley (former CEO)
ParentSony Pictures Television
Websitestolenpicture.com

Stolen Picture is a British film production company founded by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in 2016, with Miles Ketley joining in July 2017.

Overview

On 16 May 2017, it was announced that Simon Pegg and Nick Frost had launched a film and television production banner called Stolen Picture. The first production by the company was Slaughterhouse Rulez, a horror-comedy film. Crispian Mills directed the project, based on a script he co-wrote with Henry Fitzherbert. Sony Pictures backed the film, which Pegg and Frost executive-produced.[1]

On 20 September 2017, it was announced that Sony Pictures Television had taken a minority stake in the production company. In addition, Stolen Picture entered into an exclusive television distribution deal with Sony. Concurrently with the Sony Pictures Television announcement, it was announced that Miles Ketley has been appointed CEO of Stolen Picture, joining from Bad Wolf.[2] Wayne Garvie, president of international production for Sony Pictures Television, was subsequently hired as the company's chief creative officer.[3]

On 19 January 2018, it was announced that Stolen Picture was developing their first television project Truth Seekers, a half-hour comedy-horror series about a three-person paranormal investigation team.[4] On 1 May 2019, it was announced that Stolen Picture would develop a television adaptation of Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London novel series.[5] On 19 October 2020, it was announced that Miles Ketley died unexpectedly, only days before the premiere of the TV comedy Truth Seekers, debuting 30 October.[6]

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost were set to adapt Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London into a series, but the project never came to fruition. The Guardian reports that Pure Fiction Television and Unnecessary Logo—a production company Aaronovitch himself has created—is set to adapt the series.[7]

Feature films

Release date Film Directed by Budget Gross Co-producers Distributor
31 October 2018 Slaughterhouse Rulez Crispian Mills £5.2 million £738,000 Catalyst Global Media Sony Pictures International

Television series

Release date Series Creators Directed by Co-producers Network
30 October 2020 Truth Seekers Simon Pegg
Nick Frost
James Serafinowicz
Nat Saunders
Jim Field Smith Sony Pictures Television Amazon Prime Video[8]

References

  1. ^ Lodderhose, Diana (16 May 2017). "Simon Pegg & Nick Frost Launch Stolen Picture Banner With Comedy-Horror 'Slaughterhouse Rulez'". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  2. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (20 September 2017). "Sony Pictures Television Buys into Simon Pegg & Nick Frost's Stolen Picture". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  3. ^ Stolen Picture Ltd at Companies House UK government database, company filing history info. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  4. ^ Clarke, Stewart (18 January 2018). "Simon Pegg, Nick Frost Talk Stolen Picture and Their First Series, 'Truth Seekers' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to turn fantasy novel series 'Rivers of London' into a TV series". Radio Times. 1 May 2019. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Miles Ketley dies, CEO of Simon Pegg & Nick Frost's Stolen Picture". Deadline Hollywood. 19 October 2020. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  7. ^ "Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London novels are set for TV adaptation". TheGuardian.com. 7 July 2022.
  8. ^ Clarke, Stewart (5 August 2019). "Amazon Boards Simon Pegg, Nick Frost Series 'Truth Seekers' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved 5 August 2019.