Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot Productions have jointly announced today an extension of their exclusive, first-look agreement through December 2015.
Bad Robot’s original first look deal with Paramount began in 2006. They are currently shooting the next installment of the studios Star Trek franchise. Once again, Abrams is directing and Bad Robot is producing the tent-pole, which will be released in 3D on May 17, 2013.
J.J. is a unique talent and a captivating storyteller, said Brad Grey, Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures. J.J., Bryan Burk and the whole Bad Robot team are an integral part of Paramount and were proud to continue our collaboration. Their pictures have extraordinary resonance around the world and were so pleased Paramount will be their home for years to come.
Brad, Rob, Adam and the whole Paramount team have given Bad Robot truly incredible support, a fun and smart collaborative environment and access to the best film distribution people in the business. I couldnt be happier knowing that Bad Robot features will remain at Paramount, said Abrams.
Bad Robots previous project with Paramount was Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol. The film, which was produced by Bad Robot, to date has brought in over $600 million in global box office revenue. Bad Robot and Paramounts creative partnership has resulted in great success over the last 6 years. In addition to the above mentioned films, projects between the companies have included: 2006s Mission: Impossible III, 2008s Cloverfield, 2009s Star Trek, 2010s Morning Glory, and 2011s Super 8.