EXCLUSIVE: Peter Safran, the $4.4 billion-grossing producer of multiple Warner Bros/DC pictures and The Conjuring, has re-upped for another three years.
Safran has worked on many Warner Bros/DC titles, including Aquaman ($1.15 billion worldwide) and its planned sequel Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Shazam ($366M) and Shazam: Fury of the Gods (March 17) are among his other films (due August 18, 2023).
After DC Films president Walter Hamada’s departure, there was chatter that Safran could take on that role, which involves overseeing and marketing the DC world through movies and TV. Safran has renewed its production arrangement and will continue to manufacture DC.
Safran is presently filming The Nun 2 in Europe, the sequel to the highest-grossing Conjuring film, The Nun ($365.5M worldwide box office), coming out on September 8, 2019. The Safran Company has four 2023 movies planned.
John Rickard will remain Safran’s Production President. Despite Covid, firmly made movies. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It and Suicide Squad were released during the pandemic.
Heads of State, starring Idris Elba and John Cena, is in development at Amazon Studios.
HBO Max’s Peacemaker, a spinoff of James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, is also returning for a second season. The Gunn-created series is likewise popular.
Safran worked at Gold-Miller before becoming president of Brillstein Grey. In 2006, he left Brillstein-Grey to start The Safran Company with his complete customer list. Sean Combs, Adam Shankman, David Hyde Pierce, and Jennifer Lopez were his clients.
Safran signed a first-look deal with Warner Bros. Renewal information was not revealed.