Lightstorm Entertainment

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Lightstorm Entertainment
Production company
IndustryFilm
Founded1990; 30 years ago (1990)
FounderJames Cameron
Lawrence Kasanoff
Headquarters
Key people
James Cameron
Gale Anne Hurd
Rae Sanchini
Jon Landau

Lightstorm Entertainment is an American production company founded in 1990 by filmmaker James Cameron and producer Lawrence Kasanoff. The majority of its films were distributed by 20th Century Studios.[1][2] Its productions include Cameron's films Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Titanic, and Avatar; Cameron has employed other filmmakers to produce and direct films under the Lightstorm banner.

The company's logo depicts a bowman using a lightning bolt as an arrow.

Filmography[edit]

Title Release Date Director Writer Distributor Co-production companies Budget Gross (Worldwide) Rotten Tomatoes References
Terminator 2: Judgement Day July 3, 1991 James Cameron James Cameron
William Wisher
TriStar Pictures Carolco Pictures
Pacific Western Productions
$94-102 million $520.8 million 93% [3]
The Abyss: Special Edition February 26, 1993 James Cameron 20th Century Fox Pacific Western Productions $43-47 million $89.8 million 89% [4]
True Lies July 15, 1994 screenplay by:
James Cameron
story by:
Randall Frakes
James Cameron
20th Century Fox (United States)
Universal Pictures (International)
N/A $100-120 million $378.9 million 70% [5]
Strange Days October 6, 1995 Kathryn Bigelow screenplay by:
James Cameron
Jay Cocks
story by:
James Cameron
$42 million $8 million 62% [6]
Titanic December 19, 1997 James Cameron Paramount Pictures (United States)
20th Century Fox (International)
$200 million $2.187 billion 89% [7]
Solaris November 29, 2002 Steven Soderbergh screenplay by:
Steven Soderbergh
based on Solaris by:
Stainslaw Lem
20th Century Fox $47 million $30 million 66% [8]
Avatar December 18, 2009 James Cameron Dune Entertainment
Ingenious Film Partners
$237 million $2.79 billion 82% [9]
Alita: Battle Angel February 14, 2019 Robert Rodriguez screenplay by:
James Cameron
Laeta Kalogridis
based on the manga Gunnm by:
Yukito Kishiro
Troublemaker Studios
TSG Entertainment
$170 million $404.9 million 61% [10]
Terminator: Dark Fate November 1, 2019 Tim Miller screenplay by:
David S. Goyer
Justin Rhodes
Billy Ray
story by:
James Cameron
Charles H. Eglee
Josh Friedman
David S. Goyer
Justin Rhodes
based on characters created by:
James Cameron
Gale Anne Hurd
Paramount Pictures (United States)
20th Century Fox (International)
Skydance Media
Tencent Pictures
TSG Entertainment
$185-196 million $261.1 million 70% [11]

Upcoming[edit]

Title Release Date Director Writer Distributor Co-production companies References
Avatar 2 December 22, 2022 James Cameron screenplay by:
James Cameron
Josh Friedman
story by:
James Cameron
Josh Friemdan
Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver
Shane Salerno
20th Century Studios TSG Entertainment [12]
Avatar 3 December 20, 2024 screenplay by:
James Cameron
Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver
story by:
James Cameron
Josh Friemdan
Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver
Shane Salerno
[12]
Avatar 4 December 18, 2026 screenplay by:
James Cameron
Shane Salerno
story by:
James Cameron
Josh Friemdan
Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver
Shane Salerno
[12]
Avatar 5 December 22, 2028 screenplay by:
James Cameron
story by:
James Cameron
Josh Friemdan
Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver
Shane Salerno
[12]
The Informationist TBA TBA N/A [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ James Cameron Biography - Yahoo Movies
  2. ^ Van Gelder, Lawrence (31 August 1990). "At the Movies". NY Times. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  3. ^ Ian Failes (August 24, 2017). "Converting a Classic: How Stereo D Gave Terminator 2: Judgment Day a 3D Makeover". VFX Voice. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  4. ^ Fox Locks In Cameron With a 5-Year Deal Worth $500 Million from The New York Times
  5. ^ Thompson, Anne (29 July 1994). "5 True Lies about James Cameron". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on 16 March 2018. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  6. ^ Deborah Jermyn; Sean Redmond (January 2003). "Strange Days: A Case History of Production and Distribution in Hollywood". The Cinema of Kathryn Bigelow: Hollywood Transgressor. Wallflower Press. pp. 144–158. ISBN 978-1903364420. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
  7. ^ "Titanic (1997)". Film & TV Database. British Film Institute. Retrieved July 29, 2011.
  8. ^ "Solaris: Sci-fi with a Soderbergh Difference". Urban Cinefile. February 27, 2003. Retrieved June 4, 2012.
  9. ^ "Avatar". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  10. ^ "Film releases". Variety Insight. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
  11. ^ Jr, Mike Fleming (2017-01-21). "He's Back! James Cameron To Godfather 'Terminator' With 'Deadpool' Helmer Tim Miller". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  12. ^ a b c d McNary, Dave (2017-09-30). "'Avatar' Sequel Release Dates Set, Starting in December 2020". Variety.com. Retrieved 2017-04-22.
  13. ^ Keegan, Rebecca (October 23, 2012). "James Cameron to direct 'The Informationist'". Los Angeles Times. The Los Angeles Times Media Group. Archived from the original on March 13, 2013. Retrieved March 13, 2013.

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