January 4, 2009 Rogue Pictures, the Universal horror movie company responsible for such film as "The Strangers" and "Seed of Chucky," has been sold!
Relativity Media has purchased the company from Universal. Rogue has 25 titles under its belt along with four films in development.
According to the Hollywood Reporter:
The first picture set for release under the deal is "The Unborn," written and directed by David S. Goyer and produced by Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes shingle. The supernatural horror movie opens Friday. ...
Relativity plans to release Rogue's three other upcoming pics, including Craven's "25/8," all of which are in postproduction. It will release a minimum of two films a year thereafter, and those could be any project under Rogue's development umbrella or any new project acquired. Certain existing Relativity projects also might be released by Universal.
The purchase price? $150 million, according to the New York Times.
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