June 10, 2019 — Amblin Partners announced today that it has signed a two year first-look deal with Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell’s Safehouse Pictures.
Harold and Tunnell were producers on King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, the documentary Trumbo and comedy My Blind Brother, among other film and television titles. Upcoming they have the Michael B. Jordan WW2 movie The Liberators, Battle of Britain, which Ridley Scott is attached to direct, and '70s drama Love Canal, which is set to be Patricia Arquette's directorial debut.
Harold was also executive producer for John Wick 3: Parabellum, after writing on John Wick 2, and was executive producer for Doug Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow.
“Joby and Tory have an incredible understanding of how to create crowd pleasing movies with broad appeal across all genres, making them a great partner for Amblin. We look forward to their passion and experience being reflected in the films that we develop with them,” said Amblin Partner’s President of Production Holly Bario and Co-President of Production Jeb Brody.
“We couldn’t be more excited to be joining the Amblin Partners family. To have the opportunity to contribute to the legacy of a company that is in large part responsible for why we make movies to begin with is truly a dream come true,” said Harold and Tunnell. “Amblin’s ability to move between original, filmmaker-driven movies, and major franchises and IP makes them an ideal home for filmmakers, and a leader in this industry. We are honored to be a part of that story.”
Safehouse Pictures' EVP Matt Schwartz will continue to oversee film development and production for the company. Safehouse Pictures is represented by CAA and Goodman Schenkman & Brecheen, LLP.
Amblin Partners also has production deals with Frank Marshall at The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Jennifer Todd, and Marc Platt at Marc Platt Productions.
About Amblin Partners
Amblin Partners is a film and television production company, led by Steven Spielberg, that develops and produces films using the Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks Pictures and Participant Media banners and includes Amblin Television, a longtime leader in quality programming. The company’s investment partners include Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment, Entertainment One (eOne), Alibaba Pictures and Universal Pictures. Find us online at amblin.com.
About Safehouse Pictures
Safehouse’s Harold and Tunnell produced King Arthur, starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law and Domino Hansou, and SXSW comedy My Blind Brother, starring Adam Scott, Jenny Slate and Nick Kroll, as well as the critical darling television series Underground for WGN and their latest show Spinning Out launches early 2020 on Netflix, starring Kaya Scodelario, January Jones and Johnny Weir. They have a variety of projects in development, including The Liberators at WB with Michael B Jordan and Alana Mayo producing as a potential vehicle for Jordan to star, The Battle of Britain at Fox with Ridley Scott, and Cloaker at WB which Harold wrote and Harold and Tunnell are producing.