Fox Atomic Closing this Week


Variety says that 20th Century Fox will close down Fox Atomic, the production label started by Peter Rice in 2007, this week.

President of Production Debbie Liebling will return as an executive at 20th Century Fox, where she’ll continue to develop comedies and genre films for co-presidents Alex Young and Emma Watts.

Fox Atomic released such titles as 28 Weeks Later, The Hills Have Eyes II, Turistas, The Rocker, The Comebacks, Miss March and 12 Rounds. Upcoming titles include I Love You, Beth Cooper (July 10) and Jennifer’s Body (Sept. 18), which will be released by 20th Century Fox now.

Other high-profile projects that were in the works included zombie sequel 28 Months Later and Accidentes, to star Sacha Baron Cohen. Those titles may be moved over to Fox main.