Lorenzo di Bonaventura

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Lorenzo di Bonaventura by Gage Skidmore.jpg
di Bonaventura at the 2010 Comic Con in San Diego
Born c. 1957
Occupation Film producer

Lorenzo di Bonaventura (born 1957) is an American film producer and founder of his company Di Bonaventura Pictures. He is best known for producing Transformers films.

Life and career[edit]

Bonaventura spent the 1990s as an executive at Warner Bros. Pictures, eventually rising to president of worldwide production. His production company Di Bonaventura Pictures is based at Paramount Pictures. His tenure at Warner Bros. included discovering and shepherding The Matrix into production, and the purchase of the rights to the Harry Potter books by J. K. Rowling.

Bonaventura has purchased the film rights to the six-part series of fantasy novels The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott.[1] Di Bonaventura said that Scott's "fantastic series is a natural evolution from 'Harry Potter'."

Personal life[edit]

Bonaventura attended Harvard University.[citation needed] He later received an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.[citation needed] His father, Mario di Bonaventura, was a symphony conductor.[citation needed]


Year(s) Title(s) Director(s) Writer(s) Based on Distributor(s) Budget Gross Rotten Tomatoes
2005 Constantine Francis Lawrence Kevin Brodbin and Frank A. Cappello John Constantine 
by Alan Moore
Stephen R. Bissette
John Totleben
Warner Bros. $100 million $230.9 million 46%>[2]
Four Brothers John Singleton David Elliot and Paul Lovett The Sons of Katie Elder 
by Henry Hathaway
Paramount Pictures $45 million $92 million 52%[3]
Doom Andrzej Bartkowiak David Callaham and Wesley Strick Doom 1993 game 
by id Software
Universal Studios $60 million $55 million 19%
Derailed Mikael Håfström Stuart Beattie Derailed 
by James Siegel
The Weinstein Company
Buena Vista International
$22 million $57 million 20%[4]
2007 Shooter Antoine Fuqua Jonathan Lemkin Point of Impact 
by Stephen Hunter
Paramount Pictures $61 million $95.7 million 48%[5]
1408 Mikael Håfström Matt Greenberg, Scott Alexander
and Larry Karaszewski
by Stephen King
Dimension Films
$25 million $132 million 78%[6]
Transformers Michael Bay Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci Transformers 
by Hasbro
DreamWorks Pictures
Paramount Pictures
$150 million $709.7 million 57%[7]
Stardust Matthew Vaughn Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman Stardust 
by Neil Gaiman
Paramount Pictures $88.5 million $135.6 million 76%[8]
2009 Imagine That Karey Kirkpatrick Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson Paramount Pictures
Nickelodeon Movies
$55 million $22 million 40%[9]
Revenge of the Fallen
Michael Bay Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci
and Ehren Kruger
by Hasbro
DreamWorks Pictures
Paramount Pictures
$200 million $836.3 million 19%[10]
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Stephen Sommers Stuart Beattie, David Elliot, Paul Lovett,
Michael B. Gordon and Stephen Summers
G.I. Joe 
by Hasbro
Paramount Pictures $175 million $302.5 million 35%[a]
2010 Salt Phillip Noyce Kurt Wimmer Columbia Pictures $110 million $293.5 million 62%
RED Robert Schwentke Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber Red 
by Warren Ellis
Cully Hamner
Summit Entertainment $58 million $199 million 72%[12]
2011 Transformers:
Dark of the Moon
Michael Bay Ehren Kruger Transformers 
by Hasbro
Paramount Pictures $195 million $1.124 billion 35%[13]
2012 The Devil Inside William Brent Bell William Brent Bell and Matthew Peterman $1 million $101.8 million 6%[14]
Man on a Ledge Asger Leth Pablo Fenjves Summit Entertainment $42 million $46.2 million 31%[15]
2013 The Last Stand Kim Jee-woon Andrew Knauer Lionsgate $45 million $48 million 60%[16]
Side Effects Steven Soderbergh Scott Z. Burns Open Road Films $30 million $60 million 83%[17]
G.I. Joe: Retaliation Steven Soderbergh Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick G.I. Joe 
by Hasbro
Paramount Pictures $30 million $60 million 83%[17]
RED 2 Dean Parisot Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber Red 
by Warren Ellis
Cully Hamner
Summit Entertainment $84 million $148.1 million 42%
2014 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Kenneth Branagh Adam Cozad and David Koepp Jack Ryan 
by Tom Clancy
Paramount Pictures $60 million $135.5 million 56%[18]
Age of Extinction
Michael Bay Ehren Kruger Transformers 
by Hasbro
$210 million $1.104 billion 18%[19]
2016 Kidnap Luis Prieto Knate Gwaltney Relativity Media
2017 Transformers 5 Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner Transformers 
by Hasbro
Paramount Pictures



  1. ^ The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 35% approval rating with an average rating of 4.6/10 based on 159 reviews. The website's consensus reads, "While fans of the Hasbro toy franchise may revel in a bit of nostalgia, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is largely a cartoonish, over-the-top action fest propelled by silly writing, inconsistent visual effects, and merely passable performances."[11]


  1. ^ Interview with Lorenzo di Bonaventura at Transformers At The Moon
  2. ^ "Constantine". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixter. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Four Brothers at Rotten Tomatoes
  4. ^ Rotten Tomatoes
  5. ^ "Shooter". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixter. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "1408 – Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Archived from the original on 1 November 2007. Retrieved 3 November 2007. 
  7. ^ "Transformers". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Stardust". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 17 March 2008. 
  9. ^ "Imagine That Movie Reviews, Pictures". Rotten Tomatoes. IGN Entertainment. 14 June 2009. Retrieved 19 June 2009. 
  10. ^ "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  11. ^ "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "Red Movie Reviews, Pictures". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved October 21, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Dark of the Moon (2011)". Rotten Tomatoes. June 28, 2011. Retrieved October 21, 2012. 
  14. ^ "The Devil Inside". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 6, 2012. 
  15. ^ Man on a Ledge – Rotten Tomatoes
  16. ^ "The Last Stand (2013)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved December 28, 2014. 
  17. ^ a b "Side Effects". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2013)". Rotten Tomatoes (Flixster). Retrieved February 10, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Transformers: Age of Extinction". Rotten Tomatoes/Flixster. Retrieved 2015-06-15. 

External links[edit]