The Picture Company
Company typePrivate
IndustryEntertainment
Founded2014[1]
Founders
HeadquartersGlendale, California, U.S.
Key people
  • Andrew Rona
  • Alex Heineman
  • Jovi Lee
ServicesFilm production
OwnerStudioCanal (minority)

The Picture Company is an American entertainment company founded in 2014, by Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman, based in Glendale, California. It specializes in film, starting off moderately in 2018 with Jaume Collet-Serra's The Commuter and Albert Hughes' Alpha.

History

Founding

The Picture Company was founded in 2014 by film veterans Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman. Rona is a former president at Silver Pictures and Rogue Pictures, and Heineman was an EVP at Silver Pictures.[2]

The company began in 2014 with a first-look deal with StudioCanal.[1] The company achieved its first theatrical releases with Jaume Collet-Serra's The Commuter, Albert Hughes' Alpha, and Sam Taylor-Johnson's A Million Little Pieces. StudioCanal would later go on to buy a minority stake in The Picture Company in 2023 and ink a new five-year overall deal with the company.[3]

Future projects

Since September 2014, The Picture Company has announced several projects which have not yet been realised, including the adaptation of Mitch Swenson's The Tracking Of A Russian Spy, for which Nima Nourizadeh replaced Pierre Morel as director and Logan Lerman and Olivia Cooke were in talks to star.[4][5] Also announced were Nottingham & Hood, a Pirates Of The Caribbean-style Robin Hood movie for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures,[6] a second sequel to Escape from New York for 20th Century Fox,[7][8][9] as well as the movie version of David-Jan Bronsgeest's short film Meet Jimmy, with Platinum Dunes also producing for Paramount Pictures.[10] Also pending are Harry Bradbeer's film The Paris Trap, for StudioCanal[11] and David Bruckner's film Out There, for Entertainment One.[12]

Filmography

Released

Motion pictures from The Picture Company, listed by theatrical release date
Film Director Release date Gross box office (USD)
The Commuter Jaume Collet-Serra January 12, 2018 $119.9 million[13]
Alpha Albert Hughes August 17, 2018 $98.2 million[14]
A Million Little Pieces Sam Taylor-Johnson December 6, 2019
Come Play Jacob Chase October 30, 2020 [15]
Gunpowder Milkshake Aharon Keshales
Navot Papushado
July 14, 2021 [16]
Retribution Nimród Antal August 25, 2023 [17]
Role Play Thomas Vincent January 12, 2024 [18]

Upcoming films

Motion pictures from The Picture Company, in development
Film Director Release date Ref.
The Appearance TBA [19]
A Complete Unknown James Mangold [20]
The Corporation [21]
Escape from New York Radio Silence [22][8][9]
The French Quarter Will Not Be Spared [23]
The Fury of a Patient Man Albert Hughes [24]
Inside [25]
The Last Battle [26]
May You Live in Interesting Times [27]
Meet Jimmy David-Jan Bronsgeest [10]
Nottingham & Hood [6]
Out There David Bruckner [12]
The Paris Trap Harry Bradbeer [11]
They Hear It Julian Terry [28]
The Tracking Of A Russian Spy Nima Nourizadeh [5]
The Travelers Josh Gordon, Will Speck [29]
Unexplained Phenomenon Dean Israelite [30]
Whisper Julian Terry [31]
The White Room Rod Blackhurst [32]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Kit, Borys (2 September 2014). "Studio Canal Backing New Venture From Silver Pictures Alums (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  2. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (27 January 2014). "Execs Andrew Rona, Alex Heineman Exiting Silver Pictures". Deadline. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  3. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (22 May 2023). "StudioCanal Buys Minority Stake In The Picture Company, Signs Partners Andrew Rona & Alex Heineman To New 5-Year Deal". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 24 May 2023.
  4. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (22 September 2014). "Newbie Picture Company On The Case For 'Tracking Of A Russian Spy'". Deadline. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  5. ^ a b Hipes, Patrick (29 March 2017). "'The Tracking Of A Russian Spy': Logan Lerman & Olivia Cooke Near Deals To Star". Deadline. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  6. ^ a b Fleming, Mike Jr. (4 December 2014). "Robin Hood Now A Race As Disney Acquires Spec 'Nottingham & Hood'". Deadline. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  7. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (13 January 2015). "'Escape From New York' Remake Rights Deal Won By Fox". Deadline. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  8. ^ a b Kroll, Justin (November 17, 2022). "Radio Silence To Direct New 'Escape From New York' Movie For 20th Century Studios". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 17, 2022.
  9. ^ a b Gillett, Tyler (December 15, 2022). "New 'Escape From New York' Will Be a Continuation of John Carpenter Original, Not a Remake". TheWrap. Retrieved December 15, 2022.
  10. ^ a b Fleming, Mike Jr. (3 August 2018). "Paramount Wins 'Meet Jimmy,' Horror Short To Be Turned Into Feature By Platinum Dunes & The Picture Company". Deadline. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  11. ^ a b Fleming, Mike Jr. (29 January 2019). "Studiocanal, The Picture Company Snare 'The Paris Trap'". Deadline. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  12. ^ a b Fleming, Mike Jr. (25 March 2019). "Ian Levy Sci-Fi Thriller Spec 'Out There' Lands At eOne; David Bruckner To Direct". Deadline. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  13. ^ "The Commuter". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  14. ^ "Alpha". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  15. ^ Kit, Borys (6 September 2018). "Gillian Jacobs to Star in Amblin Horror Thriller 'Larry' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  16. ^ Kroll, Justin (5 June 2019). "'The Terror' Star Adam Nagaitis Joins 'Gunpowder Milkshake' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  17. ^ McNary, Dave (9 May 2017). "Liam Neeson to Star in 'Retribution,' Remake of Spanish Thriller 'El Desconocido'". Variety. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  18. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (October 29, 2021). "Kaley Cuoco Studiocanal & Picture Company Feature 'Role Play' Lands 'Bodyguard' Director Thomas Vincent – AFM". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 15, 2022.
  19. ^ Sneider, Jeff (7 November 2017). "Brad Weston's New Company Makeready Wins Auction for Timely Sci-Fi Story "The Appearance"". The Tracking Board. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  20. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (January 6, 2020). "James Mangold To Direct Timothée Chalamet As Bob Dylan In Searchlight Drama About Icon's Move From Folk To Rock Music". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 24 May 2023.
  21. ^ Ford, Rebecca (7 April 2016). "Paramount, Appian Way Nab Cuban Mob Saga 'The Corporation' With Benicio Del Toro to Star". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  22. ^ Kit, Borys (1 February 2019). "Leigh Whannell to Tackle 'Escape From New York' Remake for Fox (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  23. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (10 December 2018). "Lionsgate Landing Tony Jaswinski Vampire Spec 'The French Quarter Will Not Be Spared' (Exclusive)". Deadline. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  24. ^ Kit, Borys (27 July 2017). "Albert Hughes, Studio 8 Tackling Remake of 'The Fury of a Patient Man' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  25. ^ Crittenton, Anya (7 April 2017). "Fox Developing Thriller Pitch "Inside" from "Luther" Creator Neil Cross". The Tracking Board. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  26. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (7 December 2015). "StudioCanal & The Picture Company In Deal For WWII Thriller 'The Last Battle'". Deadline. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  27. ^ Kit, Borys (29 September 2014). "Voltage Buys Action Project 'May You Live in Interesting Times' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  28. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (9 July 2018). "Legendary, Picture Co To Turn Julian Terry Short 'They Hear It' Into Horror Feature". Deadline. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  29. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (5 October 2017). "Will Speck & Josh Gordon To Direct Amblin's 'The Travelers'". Deadline. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  30. ^ Crittenton, Anya (10 October 2017). "Amblin Acquires Supernatural Pitch "Unexplained Phenomenon" from "Paranormal Activity" Writing Duo". The Tracking Board. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  31. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (22 October 2018). "Amblin Acquiring Julian Terry's Horror Short 'Whisper' For Fright Feature". Deadline. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  32. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (11 January 2019). "Amblin Lands Bryce McGuire Thriller Script 'The White Room'; Rod Blackhurst Helms". Deadline. Retrieved 6 June 2019.