As reported by Selection, Hammer Movies and Studios has been acquired by John Gore, who will act as chair and CEO for the corporate. Gore is thought for his stay theatre firm, John Gore Group, and has gained quite a few Tony, Emmy, and Oliver awards as an leisure producer.
Underneath Gore’s steering, Hammer Movies plans to disclose a brand new slate of movies and different tasks within the close to future. The primary movie being launched underneath Hammer’s new management is Physician Jekyll starring Eddie Izzard, which begins enjoying in theaters later this 12 months.
“Ever since I used to be a younger boy, I’ve been enchanted by the magic of Hammer Movies,” Gore stated of the acquisition. “It’s tales, its characters, and its distinctive place in British heritage and cinema have been a supply of inspiration and surprise. Immediately, as I stand on the helm of this iconic studio, my dedication is twofold: to rejoice and protect the unequalled legacy of Hammer and to usher in a brand new period of storytelling that captivates audiences worldwide. With important funding and a contemporary artistic imaginative and prescient, we’ll be sure that the spirit of Hammer not solely endures however thrives within the fashionable age.”
The horrific historical past of Hammer Movie Productions
Hammer Movie Productions was based in 1934 by William Hinds. The studio grew to become closely invested in distributing horror movies within the Nineteen Fifties, as they put out various monster films resembling 1959’s The Mummy, 1960’s The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll, 1961’s The Curse of the Werewolf, and lots of extra.
The studio stopped producing films within the Nineteen Eighties earlier than being purchased out in 2000 after which once more in 2007. In recent times, Hammer has produced movies resembling 2010’s Let Me In, 2012’s The Girl in Black, 2014’s The Quiet Ones, and 2019’s The Lodge.