Brian Oliver and Bradley J. Fischer’s New Republic Pictures (NRP) has signed a long-gestating, multi-title co-financing deal with Paramount Pictures.
NRP will partner with the studio on 10 features: Mission: Impossible 7, Top Gun: Maverick, The Tomorrow War, Infinite, Without Remorse, Coming 2 America, Transformers 7, The Tiger’s Apprentice, Clifford The Big Red Dog, and Under The Boardwalk.
Back in May 2018 Screen was the first to report that NRP had struck a first-look co-financing and distribution pact with the studio that kicked off with Rocketman.
Paramount released that film in the US last year after a Cannes world premiere berth, and it earned Elton John and Bernie Taupin the best original song Oscar.
Fischer has worked with the studio before and produced Shutter Island and Zodiac.
“The studio has been producing an enviable slate of commercially exciting, quality films, leveraging their storied library, talent relationships and creative instincts to cultivate existing franchises while launching new ones,” said Fischer.
“We look forward to continuing this fruitful relationship and working closely with Jim [Gianopulos, chairman and CEO], Emma [Watts, president of motion picture group] and Andrew [Gumpert, COO]and their amazing teams as we look towards an exciting 2021 and beyond,” added Oliver.
Gumpert said, “Our shared success with our partners at New Republic in last year’s Rocketman marks only the very beginning of what we know we can achieve as a powerhouse team bringing top-notch films – unrivalled in storytelling and cinematic quality – to audiences everywhere. We are thrilled to be in business together for the long haul.”
The deal was negotiated on behalf of NRP by Ken Deutsch of Latham & Watkins, LLP.
NRP currently has more than 20 film and TV projects in the pipeline and recently co-financed and produced Sam Mendes’ Oscar-winning First World War thriller 1917 with Amblin Partners and Universal Pictures,
Paramount recently moved Top Gun: Maverick and A Quiet Place Part II into 2021 due to disruption caused by the pandemic.