Five months after former writing partners Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci announced they were dissolving their partnership, Alex Kurtzman has formed a new company entitled Secret Hideout, signing a new three-year first-look deal with Universal Pictures.
We reported in July that Alex Kurtzman is teaming up with screenwriter/producer Chris Morgan to create a new Universal Pictures monster movie franchise, which will kick off with the Untitled Mummy Reboot that Alex Kurtzman is directing and is set for release on June 24, 2016. He is also producing The Vampire Chronicles, a rebooted adaptation of Anne Rice's novel that was announced last month, along with Dragonology and Locke & Key for Universal, and Now You See Me 2 for Lionsgate.
Alex Kurtzman will be joined by Jeb Brody, who currently serves as the president of Focus Features, and Bobby Cohen as producers. Kim Rosen is also joining the company from K/O as the head of digital and interactive. The company will be adding additional offices on the Universal Pictures lot.
Bobby Cohen comes from Alex Kurtzman's former company with Roberto Orci, K/O Paper Products. Jeb Brody will continue to oversee Focus' highly-anticipated adaptation Fifty Shades of Grey, which hits theaters this February.