Fox Atomic

Fox Atomic
Label
Industry Entertainment
Fate Shut down
Successor 20th Century Fox
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Founded 2006
Defunct 2009
Products Motion pictures
Owner Fox Entertainment Group, Inc.
21st Century Fox
Divisions Fox Atomic Comics

Fox Atomic was a production label of film studios 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight Pictures created in 2006 to generate comedy and genre films.[1]

In 2008, following overall disappointing results, Fox Atomic scaled back its production operations and shut down all marketing divisions.[2] In 2009, the label was shut down, with films in development transferred to other Fox labels.[1]

Movies

Title Release Date
TuristasDecember 1, 2006
The Hills Have Eyes 2March 23, 2007
28 Weeks LaterMay 11, 2007
The ComebacksOctober 19, 2007
The RockerAugust 20, 2008
Miss MarchMarch 13, 2009
12 RoundsMarch 27, 2009
I Love You, Beth CooperJuly 10, 2009
Post GradAugust 21, 2009
Jennifer's BodySeptember 18, 2009

Canceled projects

In 2006, it was announced that Fox Atomic was going to make one of their launching movies a remake of the 1984 film Revenge of the Nerds. After two weeks of filming, an executive at Fox Atomic viewed the film's dailies and made the decision to stop production of the film.[3][4] The film's cancellation was also due to potential filming location Emory University refusing to lend its campus to the production.[5]

Fox Atomic Comics

Fox Atomic Comics was formed in late 2006 as the graphic novel publishing arm of Fox Atomic. In partnership with publisher (and corporate sibling) HarperCollins, Fox Atomic Comics produced and distributed graphic novels tied to Fox Atomic theatrical releases as well as original content. It closed, along with Fox Atomic, in 2009. The editor-in-chief of Fox Atomic Comics was R. Eric Lieb.

Graphic novels

References

  1. 1 2 Fleming, Michael (2009-04-19). "Fox folding Atomic label - Entertainment News, Film News, Media". Variety. Retrieved 2012-08-02.
  2. Finke, Nikki (2008-01-11). "Fox Atomic's Marketing Operations Fold - Deadline.com". Deadlinehollywooddaily.com. Retrieved 2012-08-02.
  3. "Revenge Of The Nerds Remake Canceled". World Entertainment News Network. 2006-11-23. Archived from the original on 2007-11-04.
  4. LaPorte, Nicole (2006-11-21). "Atomic blast to 'Nerds'". Variety. Retrieved 2015-08-15.
  5. "Fox Atomic Kills "Nerds" Remake". TMZ. 2006-11-21.
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