Captivate Entertainment

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Captivate Entertainment
Limited Liability Company
IndustryFilm
GenreVarious
Founded2009
FounderJeffrey Weiner
Ben Smith
Headquarters,
United States
Key people
Jeffrey Weiner(CEO)[1]
Ben Smith(President)[1][2]
ProductsFilms

Captivate Entertainment LLC. is an American film production company, founded by Jeffrey Weiner and Ben Smith in 2009.[3] It has a first-look deal with Universal Studios [4] and it is based on the Universal Studios Backlot in Universal City, California. The company is best known for managing the movie rights of Robert Ludlum’s books [5][6] and producing the 2012 film The Bourne Legacy starring Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton.[7][8]

History[edit]

Captivate Entertainment was started in 2009 by Jeffrey Wiener, the executor of the Robert Ludlum Estate [1] and Ben Smith, the veteran ICM Partners agent handling Ludlum’s works at the Agency.[9] After the successful The Bourne Ultimatum, writer Paul Zetumer was drafted by Universal and Captivate to script a fourth installment of the Bourne Identity franchise which would star Matt Damon and be directed by Paul Greengrass. However, following a dispute between Greengrass and the studio, Damon said he wouldn’t make another without his director.[10] Captivate Entertainment and Universal instead filled the gap with the spinoff film The Bourne Legacy, which Tony Gilroy wrote and directed.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Feature films[edit]

Released films

# Title Release date Budget Domestic Gross Worldwide Gross Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic Refs.
1 The Bourne Legacy August 10, 2012 $125,000,000 $113,203,870 $276,144,750 55%[12] 61[13] [14]
2 Jason Bourne July 29, 2016 $120,000,000 $162,434,410 $415,484,914 56%[15] 58[16] [17]

Films in development

Title Refs.
The Chancellor Manuscript [18]
The Parsifal Mosaic [18]
Pursuit [19]
The Janson Directive [4][20]

Television[edit]

Title Season Episode(s) First aired Last aired Co-production Network Notes
Treadstone October 15, 2019 Universal Content Productions
Imperative Entertainment
USA Network

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Breznican, Anthony (March 25, 2009). "The Ludlum legacy keeps movie studios on the move". usatoday.com. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  2. ^ Jagernauth, Kevin (May 8, 2012). "Producer Ben Smith Talks 'The Bourne Legacy' & The Status Of Robert Ludlum Adaptations In Development". indiewire.com. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  3. ^ "Bizpedia Captivate Entertainment". Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Fleming, Mike (October 25, 2011). "Universal And Captivate Target Next Robert Ludlum Thriller: 'The Janson Directive'".
  5. ^ Horn, John (August 3, 2012). "The intricate birth of 'The Bourne Legacy'". Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  6. ^ Ashley, Ron (March 6, 2011). "Did You Know: Robert Ludlum / Captivate Entertainment". themoviebanter.com. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  7. ^ "Captivate Entertainment IMBD". Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  8. ^ "The Bourne Legacy IMDB". IMDB. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  9. ^ Finke, Nikki (December 7, 2008). "Universal and Ludlum Entertainment Hire ICM Agent To Run Bourne Production". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  10. ^ Masters, Kim (December 19, 2011). "Matt Damon's Verbal Attack Exposes Deep Rift in 'Bourne' Franchise". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  11. ^ Fleming, Mike (February 15, 2012). "Universal and Ludlum Entertainment Hire ICM Agent To Run Bourne Production". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  12. ^ "The Bourne Legacy". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  13. ^ "The Bourne Legacy". MetaCritic. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  14. ^ "The Bourne Legacy". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  15. ^ https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/jason_bourne/
  16. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/movie/jason-bourne
  17. ^ http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=bourne5.htm
  18. ^ a b "Future Releases: Captivate Entertainment". Film Releases. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  19. ^ "'Taken' Director Is Ready For 'Pursuit'". ScreenRant. August 28, 2013. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  20. ^ "The Janson Directive". IMDB. August 28, 2013. Retrieved March 13, 2015.

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