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Milk the Franchise | May 26, 2017

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Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures

 

Dating its origins back to 1911, Paramount Pictures is one of the oldest film studios in existence. Paramount first venture into the world of sequels was the critically and financially successful The Godfather Part II in 1974. After comedian Lucille Ball sold Desilu to Paramount’s parent company Gulf + Western in 1967, the studio picked up several titles that are still spawning followups to this day, including Star Trek and Mission: Impossible.

Paramount’s other successful feature film franchises not currently in active development include Airplane! , Indiana Jones, “Crocodile” Dundee and Friday the13th.

 

Baywatch
Beverly Hills Cop
G.I. Joe
Hansel & Gretel
The Little House on the Prairie
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The Ring

Shutter Island
Terminator
Top Gun
Transformers
Zoolander

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Bad Robot

Bad Robot Productions is a film and television company owned by J.J. Abrams. The company has co-produced several projects with Paramount since 2006, including Cloverfield, Super 8 and Morning Glory.

 

Current Paramount/Bad Robot franchise co-productions in development
Mission Impossible
Star Trek 

 

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Skydance_Productions

Based at Paramount, Skydance Productions was founded in 2010 by David Ellison. The company has co-produced the True Grit remake, the Star Trek and Jack Ryan reboots, the latest installments of Mission Impossible, Terminator: Genisys, World War Z and G.I. Joe.

Current Paramount/Skydance franchise co-productions in development
Jack Reacher
Mission Impossible
Star Trek
World War Z

 

 

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Platinum Dunes


Started in 2001, Platinum Dunes is a production company co-owned by Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, the company entered into a first look deal with Paramount in 2009. Before the  Paramount deal, Platinum Dunes specialized in horror remakes, including Amityville Horror, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and A Nightmare on Elm Street. Platinum Dunes is currently working on the Ouija and The Purge horror franchises with Universal Pictures.  


Current Paramount/Platinum Dunes franchise co-productions in development
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Friday the 13th

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Plan B

 

Plan B Entertainment was started by Brad Pitt, Brad Grey and Jennifer Aniston  in 2001, but changed hands after the Pitt/Aniston divorce when Pitt became sole owner in 2006. Plan B has since made release deals with Paramount (w/ Grey as CEO), Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox.

Current Plan B/Paramount franchise co-productions in development
World War Z 2

 

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paramount animation

 

Paramount Animation
Gnomeo & Juliet
Sponge Bob Square Pants

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