Vertigo Entertainment
IndustryFilm production
Television production
Founded2001; 23 years ago (2001)
FounderRoy Lee
Doug Davison
Headquarters,
United States

Vertigo Entertainment is an American film and television production company based in Los Angeles, founded in 2001 by Roy Lee and Doug Davison.

History

Vertigo Entertainment logo and wordmark used from 2015 to 2019

In 2001, after leaving BenderSpink, Roy Lee started Vertigo Entertainment with partner Doug Davison.[1][2]

Originally, Vertigo Entertainment signed a first-look deal with Dimension Films to produce its feature films for three years.[3]

In 2004, Vertigo signed a deal with Universal Pictures to produce many films per year.[4] The deal was later terminated in 2008 during the 2007-08 Writers Guild of America strike.[5] In 2007, the studio signed a deal with Lionsgate Television to produce shows for television.[6]

In 2010, Vertigo signed a first-look deal with Warner Bros. to produce films.[7][8][9]

In March 2013, Vertigo signed a two-year first-look deal with Fox 21 to develop projects for cable.[10]

In December 2015, Vertigo expanded their partnership with Warner Bros. to include a two-year exclusive deal for drama and comedy series.[11]

In November 2017, Vertigo signed a multi-year first-look deal with Sony Pictures Television, including drama, comedy and unscripted programs for network, cable and streaming.[12]

In 2020, Vertigo signed a deal with Lionsgate to produce films.[13]

Filmography

Theatrical films

2000s

Year Title Director Distributor Notes Budget Gross
2002 The Ring Gore Verbinski DreamWorks Pictures uncredited; co-production with BenderSpink and MacDonald/Parkes Productions $48 million $249.3 million
2004 The Grudge Takashi Shimizu Sony Pictures Releasing uncredited; co-production with Columbia Pictures and Ghost House Pictures $10 million $187.2 million
2005 The Ring Two Hideo Nakata DreamWorks Pictures uncredited; co-production with BenderSpink and Parkes/MacDonald Productions $50 million $164 million
Dark Water Walter Salles Buena Vista Pictures first credited film; co-production with Touchstone Pictures and Pandemonium $30 million $49.4 million
2006 Eight Below Frank Marshall uncredited; co-production with Spyglass Entertainment, Mandeville Films and The Kennedy/Marshall Company $40 million $120.5 million
The Lake House Alejandro Agresti Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with Village Roadshow Pictures $115 million
The Departed Martin Scorsese co-production with Plan B Entertainment, Initial Entertainment Group and Media Asia Films $90 million $291.5 million
The Grudge 2 Takashi Shimizu Sony Pictures Releasing uncredited; co-production with Columbia Pictures and Ghost House Pictures $20 million $70.7 million
2007 The Invasion Oliver Hirschbiegel Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with Village Roadshow Pictures and Silver Pictures $65–80 million $40.2 million
2008 The Eye David Moreau
Xavier Palud
Lionsgate co-production with Paramount Vantage and Cruise/Wagner Productions $12 million $56.96 million
Shutter Masayuki Ochiai 20th Century Fox co-production with Regency Enterprises $8 million $48 million
The Strangers Bryan Bertino Rogue Pictures co-production with Intrepid Pictures and Mandate Pictures $9 million $82.4 million
My Sassy Girl Yann Samuell 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment co-production with CJ Entertainment; direct-to-video N/A N/A
Quarantine John Erick Dowdle Sony Pictures Releasing co-production with Screen Gems, Andale Pictures and Filmax $12 million $41.3 million
2009 The Uninvited The Guard Brothers Paramount Pictures co-production with Cold Spring Pictures, The Montecito Picture Company, Parkes/MacDonald Productions, Goldcrest Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures N/A $41.6 million
Assassination of a High School President Brett Simon Sony Pictures Home Entertainment co-production with Yari Film Group $11 million $6 million
The Grudge 3 Toby Wilkins uncredited; co-production with Stage 6 Films and Ghost House Pictures N/A N/A
The Echo Yam Laranas Image Entertainment co-production with QED International and RightOff Entertainment $5 million $1.5 million

2010s

Year Title Director Distributor Notes Budget Gross
2010 Possession Joel Bergvall
Simon Sandquist
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment co-production with Yari Film Group and Spitfire Pictures N/A $682,713
2011 The Roommate Christian E. Christiansen Sony Pictures Releasing co-production with Screen Gems $1 million $52.5 million
Quarantine 2: Terminal John Pogue Sony Pictures Home Entertainment co-production with Third Street Pictures, RCR Media Group, Stage 6 Films and Andale Pictures N/A N/A
Abduction John Singleton Lionsgate co-production with Quick Six Entertainment and Tailor Made Productions $35 million $90.1 million
Asylum Blackout Alexandre Courtes IFC Films co-production with Artemis Productions, Marquis Productions and Wy Productions $500,000 $98,201
2012 The Woman in Black James Watkins CBS Films uncredited; co-production with Alliance Films, Hammer Films, UK Film Council, Cross Creek Pictures, Tailsman Films, Exclusive Media Group and Film i Vast $15 million $129 million
2013 Oldboy Spike Lee FilmDistrict co-production with Good Universe and 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks $30 million $4.8 million
2014 The Lego Movie Phil Lord & Christopher Miller Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with Warner Bros. Pictures Animation, Village Roadshow Pictures, LEGO A/S, Lin Pictures and Animal Logic $60–65 million $468.1 million
The Voices Marjane Satrapi Lionsgate co-production with 1984 Private Defense Contractors, Babelsberg Studio and Mandalay Vision $11 million $444,196
The Woman in Black: Angel of Death Tom Harper Relativity Media uncredited; co-production with Entertainment One and Hammer Films $15 million $48.9 million
2015 Run All Night Jaume Collet-Serra Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with RatPac-Dune Entertainment and Energy Entertainment $50–61.6 million $71.6 million
Poltergeist Gil Kenan 20th Century Fox co-production with Fox 2000 Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Ghost House Pictures and TSG Entertainment $35 million $95.4 million
Hidden The Duffer Brothers Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with Primal Pictures N/A $310,273
2016 The Boy William Brent Bell STX Entertainment co-production with Lakeshore Entertainment and Huayi Brothers Pictures $10 million $64.1 million
Flight 7500 Takashi Shimizu Lionsgate co-production with CBS Films and Ozla Pictures N/A $2.8 million
Blair Witch Adam Wingard co-production with Snoot Entertainment and Room 101 $5 million $45.2 million
In the Shadow of Iris Jalil Lespert Netflix uncredited; co-production with Wy Productions, Universal Pictures International, Nexus Factory, uFund, uMedia, France Televisions, Canal+, Cine+, Cofinova 12, Cofinova 13, Indefilms and Cofimage 27 N/A $1.5 million
2017 Sleepless Baran bo Odar Open Road Films co-production with Riverstone Pictures $30 million $32.9 million
Rings F. Javier Gutierrez Paramount Pictures uncredited; co-production with Parkes + MacDonald Image Nation $25 million $83.1 million
The Lego Batman Movie Chris McKay Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with Warner Bros. Pictures Animation, DC Entertainment, RatPac Entertainment, Lego System A/S, Animal Logic, Lin Pictures and Lord Miller $80 million $312 million
Death Note Adam Wingard Netflix $40–$50 million N/A
It Andy Muschietti Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with Lin Pictures, KatzSmith Productions and New Line Cinema $35 million $701.8 million
The Lego Ninjago Movie Charlie Bean
Paul Fisher
Bob Logan
co-production with Lego System A/S, Lin Pictures, Lord Miller Productions, Warner Bros. Pictures Animation, Animal Logic and RatPac Entertainment $70 million $123.1 million
The Disaster Artist James Franco A24 uncredited; co-production with Point Grey Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema, Good Universe and Rabbit Bandini Productions $10 million $29.8 million
2018 Extinction Ben Young Netflix uncredited; co-production with Good Universe and Mandeville Films N/A N/A
2019 Polaroid Lars Klevberg Vertical Entertainment co-production with Dimension Films, Benderspink and Eldorado Film N/A $2.4 million
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Mike Mitchell Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with Rideback, Lord Miller, Animal Logic, Lego System A/S and Warner Bros. Pictures Animation $99 million $192.3 million
It Chapter Two Andy Muschietti co-production with Double Dream, Rideback and New Line Cinema $79 million $473.1 million
Doctor Sleep Mike Flanagan co-production with Intrepid Pictures $45 million $72.3 million

2020s

Year Title Director Distributor Notes Budget Gross
2020 The Grudge Nicolas Pesce Sony Pictures Releasing uncredited; co-production with Screen Gems, Stage 6 Films and Ghost House Pictures $10–14 million $49.5 million
The Turning Floria Sigismondi Universal Pictures co-production with DreamWorks Pictures, Reliance Entertainment and Chislehurst Entertainment $14 million $18.6 million
Brahms: The Boy II William Brent Bell STXfilms uncredited; co-production with Lakeshore Entertainment $10 million $20.3 million
His House Remi Weekes Netflix co-production with Regency Enterprises, BBC Films and Starchild Pictures N/A N/A
2022 Barbarian Zach Cregger Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures co-production with 20th Century Studios, Regency Enterprises, Almost Never Films and BoulderLight Pictures $10.5 million $45.4 million
Don't Worry Darling Olivia Wilde Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with New Line Cinema $20–35 million $87.6 million
2023 The Mother Niki Caro Netflix co-production with Nuyorican Productions N/A N/A
Nimona Nick Bruno
Troy Quane
uncredited; co-production with Annapurna Pictures[14] N/A N/A
Cobweb Samuel Bodin Lionsgate co-production with Point Grey Pictures[15] N/A $8.1 million
Woman of the Hour Anna Kendrick Netflix co-production with Let's Go Again, AGC Studios and BoulderLight Pictures N/A N/A
Boy Kills World Moritz Mohr Lionsgate
Roadside Attractions
co-production with Raimi Productions, Nthibah Pictures and Hammerstone Studios N/A N/A
Five Nights at Freddy's Emma Tammi Universal Pictures uncredited; co-production with Blumhouse Productions, KatzSmith Productions, and Scott Cawthon Productions[16] $25 million $293.9 million
2024 Ordinary Angels Jon Gunn Lionsgate co-production with Kingdom Story Company, Stampede Ventures, Stolen Sky Productions and Green Hummingbird Entertainment[17] $12–13 million $8.7 million

Upcoming

Year Title Director Distributor Notes
2024 The Strangers: Chapter 1 Renny Harlin[18][19][20] Lionsgate uncredited; co-production with Fifth Element Productions and Frame Film
2025 Minecraft Jared Hess[21][22][23] Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with Legendary Entertainment, Mojang Studios and Domain Entertainment
TBA BioShock Francis Lawrence Netflix co-production with 2K[24]
Weapons Zach Cregger Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with New Line Cinema and BoulderLight Pictures
Salem's Lot Gary Dauberman co-production with New Line Cinema and Atomic Monster
Mice and Mystics Alexandre Aja Universal Pictures co-production with DreamWorks Animation[25]
Untitled Lego Movie film Aaron Nee
Adam Nee
co-production with Lego System A/S, Rideback, Lord Miller Productions and Animal Logic[26]
The Sims Kate Herron TBA co-production with LuckyChap Entertainment and Electronic Arts[27]
Until Dawn David F. Sandberg Sony Pictures Releasing co-production with Screen Gems, PlayStation Productions, Coin Operated and Mangata[28]
Reborn Chris McKay Netflix co-production with Fortis Films[29]
The Witch Boy Minkyu Lee [30]

Television series

2000s

Year Title Creator Network Notes Seasons Episodes
2007 I'm from Rolling Stone Shari Brooks MTV co-production with Maverick Films, Rolling Stone and Yolo Films 1 10

2010s

Year Title Creator Network Notes Seasons Episodes
2013–2014 Bates Motel based on characters from Psycho by:
Robert Bloch
developed by:
Carlton Cuse
Kerry Ehrin
Anthony Cipriano
A&E uncredited; seasons 1–2; co-production with American Genre (season 1), Kerry Ehrin Productions, Carlton Cuse Productions (season 2) and Universal Television 2 20
2016 The Exorcist Jeremy Slater
based on The Exorcist by:
William Peter Blatty
Fox uncredited; season 1; co-production with New Neighborhood, Morgan Creek Productions and 20th Century Fox Television 1 10
2017–2020 Unikitty! based on The Lego Movie by:
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
developed by:
Ed Skudder
Lynn Wang
Cartoon Network uncredited; co-production with The Lego Group and Warner Bros. Animation 3 104

2020s

Year Title Creator Network Notes Seasons Episodes
2020–2021 The Stand based on The Stand by:
Stephen King
developed by:
Josh Boone
Ben Cavell
CBS All Access co-production with Mosaic Media Group and CBS Studios 1 9
2021 Them Little Marvin Amazon Prime Video co-production with Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios 10
2024 HOP Marc Brown (author) Max (streaming service)
CBC Kids
co-production with Epic Story Media, Loomi Animation and Marc Brown Studios 26

Upcoming

Year Title Creator Network Notes Seasons Episodes
TBA Horizon based on Horizon Zero Dawn by:
Mathijs de Jonge
developed by:
Steve Blackman
Michelle Lovretta
Netflix co-production with Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions, Guerrilla Games and Irish Cowboy Productions 1 TBA

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