BREAKING: In a unique deal, Weed Road Pictures has brought in Safehouse Pictures to partner in its first-look deal at Warner Bros which has been extended through 2014. Akiva Goldsman will continue to run Weed Road Pictures and Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell will continue to run Safehouse Pictures, but the two companies will partner on new projects as well as selected films from each of the companies’ previous slates. The production collective will share offices and internal staff on the Warner Bros. lot.
Goldsman is making his directing debut for the studio on Winter’s Tale, the drama that stars Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Will Smith, Russell Crowe and William Hurt. The Safehouse partners have Mommy and Me at Sony with Meryl Streep and Tina Fey attached, and Harold scripted and is exec producer on All You Need Is Kill, which Doug Liman is directing with Tom Cruise at Warner Bros. Harold and Tunnell are also producing Fountain City with Andrew Adamson to direct, and The Key man at Open Road Films — the latter two of which Harold also wrote. Additionally Harold wrote and will executive produce All You Need is Kill with Doug Liman set to direct and Tom Cruise to star, and Twilight Zone with Matt Reeves attached to direct. Harold and Tunnell are as exec producers on Warner Bros’ Rome Sweet Rome. They previously collaborated on Holy Rollers, Trumbo, and Awake, which Harold also directed.
“I am inappropriately excited to embark on this unique partnership with Tory and Joby, who are extremely talented filmmakers. Our new collective is made all the more wonderful because we get to continue our great relationships with Warner Bros — truly the perfect home for us all.” said Goldsman.
“Akiva is one of the greatest minds in the business and we’re truly honored and excited to be partnering with him, especially at a studio as collaborative and supportive as Warner Bros,” said Harold and Tunnell.