The Halcyon Company

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The Halcyon Company
Industry Film industry
Founded 2007
Headquarters Los Angeles, California
Key people
Derek Anderson (Co-CEO)
Victor Kubicek (Co-CEO)
Products Terminator franchise
Divisions Halcyon Games

The Halcyon Company is an American privately financed, media development company headed by Victor Kubicek and Derek Anderson. They are perhaps best known for acquiring the global rights to the Terminator franchise in 2007 and for producing Terminator Salvation, which was released worldwide in the summer of 2009. Despite making a healthy profit on the movie, Halcyon filed for bankruptcy in 2009 as a response to a lawsuit from their financier due to payment problems.[1] Their next film was supposed be a remake of the film After the Wedding set for a 2011 release, but as of September 2012, the film has not been released.[2]


The company was co-founded by Victor Kubicek and Derek Anderson.

In May 2007, Halcyon acquired all of the rights in relationship to the Terminator franchise.[3][4] These rights include the right to produce any future Terminator films, as well as all future merchandising and licensing rights, certain future revenues derived from Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, as well as certain rights in the television project Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and the sole right to produce all future Terminator projects in any new or existing media.[5]

Warner Bros. acquired the North American distribution rights, allowing them to distribute the 4th Terminator film, Terminator Salvation. The film began production in early 2008,[6] and was released on May 19, 2009.

In November 2007, the company created its own video games subsidiary, Halcyon Games and made a video game adaptation of Terminator Salvation.[7][8]


First look rights to Philip K. Dick works[edit]

In October 2007, Halcyon acquired the first-look rights (or right of first refusal) to the works of writer Philip K. Dick. The arrangement with the production arm of the Philip K. Dick Estate, Electric Shepherd Productions, ended August 2009, though Halcyon has retained certain option rights.


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