|Headquarters||Universal City, California, United States|
Rogue (formerly Rogue Pictures) was an American production company founded in 1997 and was based in Universal City, California. It was known to produce action, thriller and horror films for its consumers
It was owned by PolyGram Filmed Entertainment from 1997-1999, after which Universal Studios acquired the studio until its original defunct year of 2000. In 2004, Rogue was relaunched and sold off to Focus Features, which retained the studio until 2009. Its current owner is Relativity Media.
In 1997, Rogue Pictures was formed as a division of PolyGram Pictures but the name was dropped in 2000 after Universal Pictures bought PolyGram. In 2004, the name was revived as part of Universal-owned Focus Features, with a goal of "high-quality suspense, action, thriller and urban features with mainstream appeal and franchise potential".'
In 2005, Universal expanded the company's operations to become a stand-alone division with a new goal of releasing ten films annually. Later that year, Universal and Rogue signed a deal with newly formed Intrepid Pictures to produce, co-finance, and distribute films for five years. In 2007, distribution and marketing of Rogue Pictures films were moved to Universal in company-wide shifts to accommodate Focus Features, putting Rogue Pictures under greater control of the parent company.
In 2008, Relativity Media approached Universal about buying the company, a move described in the entertainment media as "bold." The following year, Relativity completed acquisition of the company. At the time of purchase, Rogue Pictures had more than two dozen titles in its library, four upcoming films, and more than thirty projects in development.
|division of PolyGram Pictures|
|Orgazmo||October 23, 1998|
|Thick as Thieves||January 28, 1999|
|Trippin'||May 12, 1999|
|Boricua's Bond||June 21, 2000|
|Cherry Falls||October 20, 2000|
|subsidiary of Universal Studios|
|Shaun of the Dead||September 24, 2004||US rights remain with Focus Features/Universal Studios|
|Seed of Chucky||November 12, 2004||US rights remain with Universal Studios|
|Assault on Precinct 13||January 19, 2005|
|Unleashed||May 13, 2005|
|Cry Wolf||September 16, 2005|
|Dave Chappelle's Block Party||March 3, 2006|
|Waist Deep||June 23, 2006|
|Fearless||September 22, 2006|
|The Return||November 10, 2006|
|The Hitcher||January 19, 2007|
|Hot Fuzz||April 20, 2007||US rights remain with Focus Features/Universal Studios|
|Balls of Fury||August 29, 2007|
|Doomsday||March 14, 2008|
|The Strangers||May 30, 2008|
|subsidiary of Relativity Media|
|The Unborn||January 9, 2009|
|The Last House on the Left||March 13, 2009|
|Fighting||April 24, 2009|
|A Perfect Getaway||August 7, 2009|
|MacGruber||May 21, 2010|
|Catfish||September 17, 2010|
|My Soul to Take||October 8, 2010|
|Skyline||November 12, 2010|
|The Warrior's Way||December 3, 2010|
|Season of the Witch||January 7, 2011|
|Take Me Home Tonight||March 4, 2011|
|Limitless||March 18, 2011|
|Cost of a Soul||May 20, 2011|
|Shark Night 3D||September 2, 2011|
|Movie 43||January 25, 2013|
|The Disappointments Room||September 9, 2016|
- Mohr, Ian (March 25, 2004). "Uni's Focus reveals Rogue plan". The Hollywood Reporter.
- Kilday, Gregg (May 19, 2005). "Uni's Rogue given solo spot". The Hollywood Reporter.
- Goldstein, Gregg (December 16, 2005). "Intrepid makes Rogue films". The Hollywood Reporter.
- Goldstein, Gregg (October 16, 2007). "New Focus has Rogue Pictures under Universal". The Hollywood Reporter.
- Zeitchik, Steven (October 23, 2008). "Bold gambit by Relativity's Ryan Kavanaugh". The Hollywood Reporter.
- Kit, Borys (January 4, 2009). "Relativity completes Rogue acquisition". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 4, 2009.