Good Universe, Fede Alvarez Launch New Company Bad Hombre
The new banner will focus on creating horror, thriller and sci-fi films.
Good Universe is partnering with director Fede Alvarez to launch Bad Hombre, a content company that will produce horror, thriller and sci-fi films.
The company also has hired longtime collaborator Rodo Sayagues as an executive to build a slate of quality genre films to meet the growing demand from moviegoers in this space. WME helped with the formation of the joint venture.
Alvarez and Good Universe co-founders Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane previously worked together on Alvarez’s first two feature films, Evil Dead and Don't Breathe, via Ghost House Pictures, their partnership with Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert. Alvarez’s 2013 directorial debut Evil Dead grossed nearly $100 million worldwide, and his 2016 follow-up thriller Don't Breathe has grossed more than $156 million worldwide.
"These are great times for original ideas and quality storytelling in the genre arena," Alvarez said Monday in a statement. "That's why I couldn’t be more excited about Bad Hombre and the prospect of supporting fresh and exciting voices in genre filmmaking."
Said Kahane: “We’ve had the good fortune of working with Fede on his first two films and can truly say he’s a one-of-a-kind talent, overflowing with original ideas and an innovative filmmaking approach. We’re thrilled to continue our collaboration and building a slate of films for this new venture together."
Alvarez is repped by WME, Anonymous Content and attorney Karl Austen at Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein. Dan Freedman negotiated the deal on behalf of Good Universe.