Walter Hamada is a name many might recall as a big part of the post-Justice League era of DC Films. While the studio has been renamed DC Studios with new leadership under Peter Safran and long-time superhero director James Gunn, the producer fought his way uphill on trying to set a plan for DC’s future. Under new leadership with Warner Bros. Discovery, he left the studio and many wondered where he’d show up again. As it turns out, he went on to return to his horror roots.
In a new report by The Hollywood reporter, he has signed on as of January 1st, 2023 to oversee Paramount’s horror line-up. After their recent success with Smile, it’s no wonder that they want to bank on the current rise of horror projects and Hamada is no stranger to the task. His mandate is to set a bunch of mid-budget horror films not only for theatrical release but also eyeing a streaming release every year. Not a small undertaking to boost their horror output.
I am thrilled to collaborate with Paramount Pictures with the singular goal of creating exceptional movies in the horror genre. Over the course of my career, nothing has been more gratifying than discovering emerging, first-time filmmakers and writers and unleashing their brilliance in a studio setting. Thank you to Brian and the entire team at Paramount Pictures for this tremendous opportunity, I can’t wait to get started.Walter Hamada
Paramount Pictures CEO Brain Robbins also highlighted the “tremendous appetite for original, high-concept storytelling in the global market” and is quite excited to build this new horror corner of its studio.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter