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Paramount and Bad Robot Extend First-Look Deal to Late 2015

Photo of Jacob Combs By Jacob Combs | Thompson on Hollywood February 22, 2012 at 8:46PM

Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot Productions are extending their exclusive first-look agreement through the end of 2015. Why wouldn't they? If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot Productions are extending their exclusive first-look agreement through the end of 2015.  Why wouldn't they? If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

J.J. Abrams's Bad Robot has had a first look with Paramount since 2006, and the writer-director's career has blossomed under the arrangement, from two "Mission Impossible" films ("Ghost Protocol" has grossed $669 million worldwide to date) to 2009's "Star Trek" reboot with Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto ($389 million worldwide)and its in-the-works sequel, not to mention last year's Spielberg homage, "Super 8" ($259 million worldwide).

Abrams' next "Star Trek" movie is set to be released in 3-D in May 2013--Quinto has already started shaving his brows.  As today's deal demonstrates, Paramount treasures Abrams, who was the creative mind behind the massively popular TV shows "Alias" and "Lost," and has proven to have a similar knack for crowd-pleasing on the big screen, delivering blockbuster effects paired with clever dialogue and smart, sci-fi nerdism.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.