Joby Harold

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Joby Harold
Born London, England, UK
Residence Los Angeles, California, USA
Occupation screenwriter, film producer, film director

Joby Harold is an English screenwriter, producer and director currently living in Los Angeles.[1] He created the franchise based on the Arthurian Legend for Warner Bros, Knights of the Round Table. The first film written by Harold, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, will be released in the US in May 2017 starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Djimon Honsou and directed by Guy Ritchie.[2] Harold is also producing.[3]

Harold also wrote the upcoming Robin Hood, which he is also producing. The film will be directed by Otto Bathurst for Lionsgate Films.[4] He wrote the draft of Edge of Tomorrow that got Tom Cruise on board and was green lit by the studio.[5] He is an executive producer, with Doug Liman directing.[6]

Harold runs Safehouse Pictures with his wife Tory Tunnell where they have a first look deal with Sony.[7] Harold is executive producer on the ten-part television event series Underground for Sony and WGN starring Christopher Meloni, Journee Smollet and Aldus Hodge.[8] He is also executive producer on Sophie Goodhart’s directorial debut My Blind Brother starring Adam Scott, Nick Kroll and Jenny Slate.[9]

He wrote and directed Awake for The Weinstein Company starring Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Terrence Howard and Lena Olin. The film was produced for under $8.6M and grossed $32M worldwide in theatrical and $23.45M on DVD.[10]

Harold adapted Zack Snyder's original treatment Army of the Dead for Universal Studios and Warner Brothers,[11] Frank Miller's Ronin for Warner Brothers,[12] and the feature Twilight Zone.[13] He is writing and producing a script based on an original idea of his own that Andrew Adamson is attached to direct called Fountain City,[14] and is executive producing Mommy and Me (based on a story by Harold) for Sony with Meryl Streep and Tina Fey attached to star.[15] Harold is also a producer on the I Am Legend reboot.[16]

On January 25, 2017, Harold is reported to do a page-one rewrite for the upcoming DC Extended Universe movie The Flash, after the departure of its previous director, Rick Famuyiwa and the project put on hold.


Year Film Director Writer Producer
2007 Awake Yes Yes No
2014 Edge of Tomorrow No No Executive
2016 My Blind Brother No No Executive
2017 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword No Yes Yes
2018 The Flash No Yes No
Robin Hood No Yes Yes
TBA Untitled I Am Legend reboot No No Yes


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