Skydance and Paramount Extend Production and Distribution Deal

Skydance and Paramount’s new agreement includes Top Gun 2 and the World War Z sequel

Skydance Media and Paramount Pictures have extended their production and distribution agreement for the next four years. This means that the companies will produce the next Mission: Impossible film, Top Gun: Maverick and the upcoming World War Z sequel, as well as the Terminator relaunch, Bermuda Triangle and Gemini Man, among others. In addition, Skydance Media’s new animated division in partnership with Ilion Animation Studios is part of the deal. Skydance Media’s first two animated films include Luck from director Alessandro Carloni and written by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, and Split from director Vicky Jenson and written by Linda Woolverton.

“We have the utmost confidence in Paramount’s bright future under the strategic direction of Jim Gianopulos, and we look forward to continuing to partner with him and the world-class leadership team that he has put in place,” said David Ellison, Chief Executive Officer of Skydance Media. “From beloved franchises to wholly original IP and bold new animated films, together we have ambitious plans to bring more great stories to the big screen for audiences around the globe.”

“David and his team have been creative producers on films in some of the most successful action-adventure and science fiction franchises of all time, and we’re thrilled that Skydance movies will feature prominently on the Paramount slate for years to come,” said Jim Gianopulos, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Paramount Pictures. “Skydance has been a key part of Paramount’s history and I am confident that our partnership will continue to deliver many successes both commercially and financially into the future.”

In the agreement, Paramount will have the opportunity to co-finance and distribute the films that Skydance produces and Skydance has the option to co-produce and co-finance certain Paramount feature films. What films are you most looking forward to seeing?