Bad Robot Productions (formerly known as only Bad Robot) is an American film and television production company owned by J. J. Abrams. It is responsible for the television series , Alias , Lost , Fringe , Person of Interest , Revolution and Almost Human alongside the feature length films Believe , Cloverfield , Star Trek , Star Trek Into Darkness , Super 8 , and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol . Morning Glory
Bad Robot was originally part of
Touchstone Television, but was moved by J. J. Abrams to Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Television, after his contract with ABC expired in 2006. Bad Robot produced in association with Lost ABC Studios, formerly Touchstone Television. The two companies jointly produced and Six Degrees . What About Brian
Abrams is Chairman/
Chief Executive Officer, and Bryan Burk serves as Executive Vice President of the company.
production logo has appeared since 2001, featuring a red rectangular headed robot running through a meadow silhouetted until it appears suddenly in front of the camera, followed by voices provided by two of Abrams' children, Henry and Gracie Abrams, saying "Bad robot!" Although some fans believe that the name comes from a line in the animated film [1 ] , Abrams told The Iron Giant Entertainment Weekly that it simply came to him during a writers' meeting.
In February 2013, it was announced that Bad Robot would be partnering with the
Valve Corporation to produce possibly a and Half-Life film in the distant future. Bad Robot released a trailer entitled "Stranger" (otherwise known as Portal S.), it was rumoured to be JJ Abrams' next film or television project, perhaps even a spin-off, but it was finally explained to be promoting Lost , J.J Abrams and S. Doug Dorst's new novel.
Bad Robot Productions is currently based in
Santa Monica, California. [2 ] Productions [edit ]
The original Bad Robot Productions logo used from 2001 to 2008.
Bad Robot Productions produces both television programs and films.
Films [edit ]
Year Title Notes Budget Gross 2001 Joy Ride Co-production with 20th Century Fox and Regency Enterprises $23,000,000 $36,642,838 2006 Mission: Impossible III Co-production with Paramount Pictures and Cruise/Wagner Productions $150,000,000 $397,850,012 2008 Cloverfield Co-production with Paramount Pictures $25,000,000 $170,764,026 2009 Star Trek Co-production with Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment $150,000,000 $385,680,446 2010 Morning Glory Co-production with Paramount Pictures $40,000,000 $58,785,180 2011 Super 8 Co-production with Paramount Pictures and Amblin Entertainment $50,000,000 $259,422,500 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Co-production with Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions $145,000,000 $693,054,071 2013 Star Trek Into Darkness Co-production with Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions $185,000,000 $451,813,226 2014 Infinitely Polar Bear Co-production with Paper Street Films and Park Pictures 2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens [3 ] Co-production with Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm, Post-production Mission: Impossible 5 [4 ] Co-production with Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions, Pre-Production TBA Star Trek III (or XIII) [5 ] Co-production with Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions, In development TV series [edit ] Awards and recognition [edit ] 2002 Emmy Award Nomination, Outstanding Writing for A Drama Series ( Alias) 2005 Emmy Award Winner, Outstanding Drama Series ( Lost) 2005 Emmy Award Winner, Outstanding Directing for A Drama Series ( Lost) 2005 Emmy Award Nomination, Outstanding Writing for A Drama Series ( Lost) 2006 Golden Globe Award Winner, Best Television Series - Drama ( Lost) 2007 Golden Globe Award Nomination, Best Television Series - Drama ( Lost) References [edit ] ^ Nicholas Fonseca (2001-12-07). ". 'Alias': The Story Behind J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot" Entertainment Weekly . Retrieved 2012-03-22. ^ Abramian, Alexandria (September 11, 2013). "Source: J. J. Abrams Building 'Star Wars' Post-production Facility in L.A. (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter . Retrieved July 28, 2014. ^ "Star Wars Is Being Kick-Started with Dynamite". Lucasfilm. 2013-01-25 . Retrieved 2013-01-26. ^ http://collider.com/bryan-burk-star-trek-into-darkness-star-wars-interview/ ^ http://variety.com/2014/biz/news/alex-kurtzman-roberto-orci-splitting-up-on-big-screen-exclusive-1201160542/# ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "NBC Pilots 2012 Analysis: Single-Camera Comedies And J.J. Abrams Among Early Orders". Deadline.com . Retrieved October 9, 2012. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "2ND UPDATE: ‘1600 Penn’, 'Animal Practice', 'New Normal', 'Revolution' & 'Save Me' Picked Up To Series At NBC". Deadline.com . Retrieved October 9, 2012. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Showtime Orders ‘Roadies’ Comedy Pilot From Cameron Crowe, Winnie Holzman & J.J. Abrams". Deadline.com . Retrieved June 18, 2014. External links [edit ]