Di Bonaventura Pictures

Di Bonaventura Pictures (also known as dB Pictures) is an American film and television production company founded in 2002 by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who is known for producing the Transformers films.[1][2]

Di Bonaventura Pictures
IndustryFilm production
Television Shows
FoundedSeptember 3, 2002; 18 years ago (2002-09-03)
FounderLorenzo di Bonaventura
United States


On September 3, 2002, Lorenzo di Bonaventura announced that he would leave Warner Bros. to set up his own production company, and that it had a deal with Warner Bros. to produce the feature film Constantine, which was released in 2005.[3]

On December 17, 2002, three months after the company was formed, it signed a 3-year contract with Paramount Pictures to produce feature films.[4]

Di Bonaventura Pictures has remained at Paramount,signing a series of three-year deals, where it has produced the Transformers franchise.[5][6]

Di Bonaventura Pictures TelevisionEdit

In June 2011, Di Bonaventura, with Dan McDermott, launched a television division, Di Bonaventura Pictures Television, based at ABC Studios under a three-year deal.[7]

When its contract with ABC Studios was not renewed in 2014, it signed a deal with Legendary Television to produce its TV shows.[8]


Theatrical filmsEdit


Year Title Director Distributor Notes
2005 Constantine Francis Lawrence Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with Weed Road Pictures, The Donners' Company, Village Roadshow Pictures, Vertigo, Batfilm Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment
Four Brothers John Singleton Paramount Pictures
Doom Andrzej Bartkowiak Universal Pictures co-production with John Wells Productions
Derailed Mikael Håfström The Weinstein Company / Buena Vista International co-production with Miramax Films and Patalex V Productions Limited
2007 Shooter Antoine Fuqua Paramount Pictures
1408 Mikael Håfström MGM Distribution Co. co-production with Dimension Films and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Transformers Michael Bay Paramount Pictures co-production with DreamWorks Pictures, Hasbro and Tom DeSanto/Don Murphy Productions
Stardust Matthew Vaughn co-production with Ingenious Film Partners and Marv Films
2009 Imagine That Karey Kirkpatrick co-production with Nickelodeon Movies
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Michael Bay co-production with DreamWorks Pictures, Hasbro and Tom DeSanto/Don Murphy Productions
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Stephen Sommers co-production with Hasbro and Spyglass Entertainment


Year Title Director Distributor Notes
2010 Salt Phillip Noyce Sony Pictures Releasing co-production with Columbia Pictures and Relativity Media
Red Robert Schwentke Summit Entertainment co-production with DC Entertainment
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Michael Bay Paramount Pictures co-production with Hasbro and Tom DeSanto/Don Murphy Productions
2012 The Devil Inside William Brent Bell Uncredited; co-production with Insurge Pictures and Prototype
Man on a Ledge Asger Leth Summit Entertainment
2013 The Last Stand Kim Jee-woon Lionsgate
Side Effects Steven Soderbergh Open Road Films co-production with Endgame Entertainment and FilmNation Entertainment
G.I. Joe: Retaliation Jon M. Chu Paramount Pictures co-production with Hasbro, Skydance Productions and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures
Red 2 Dean Parisot Lionsgate co-production with Summit Entertainment and DC Entertainment
2014 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Kenneth Branagh Paramount Pictures co-production with Skydance Productions and Mace Neufeld Productions
Transformers: Age of Extinction Michael Bay co-production with Hasbro, Tom DeSanto/Don Murphy Productions and Ian Bryce Productions
2015 Electric Slide Tristan Patterson Paragon Pictures co-production with Killer Films, Media House Capital, Myriad Pictures and Skyscraper Films
2016 Deepwater Horizon Peter Berg Lionsgate co-production with Summit Entertainment, Participant Media, Closest to the Hole Productions and Leverage Entertainment
2017 Transformers: The Last Knight Michael Bay Paramount Pictures co-production with Hasbro, Tom DeSanto/Don Murphy Productions and Ian Bryce Productions
Kidnap Luis Prieto Aviron Pictures co-production with Gold Star Films, 606 Films and Lotus Entertainment
Unlocked Michael Apted Lionsgate co-production with SRA Productions, Silver Reel Pictures, Bloom, Sira Productions and Lipsync
American Assassin Michael Cuesta co-production with CBS Films and Industry Entertainment
Only the Brave Joseph Kosinski Sony Pictures Releasing / Summit Entertainment co-production with Columbia Pictures, Black Label Media, Conde Nast Entertainment and Relevant Entertainment
2018 The Meg Jon Turteltaub Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with Gravity Pictures, Flagship Entertainment, Apelles Entertainment and Maeday Productions
Replicas Jeffrey Nachmanoff Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures co-production with Riverstone Pictures, Remstar Studios, Blue Rider Productions, Company Films, Lotus Entertainment, Ocean Park Entertainment, Ingenious Media, Fundamental Films, 74850 and Global Pictures Media, LLC
Bumblebee Travis Knight Paramount Pictures co-production with Allspark Pictures, Tom DeSanto/Don Murphy Productions, Ian Bryce Productions and Bay Films
2019 Pet Sematary Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer co-production with Room 101, Inc


Year Title Director Distributor Notes
2020 The Secrets We Keep Yuval Adler Bleecker Street co-production with AGC Studios, Echo Lake Entertainment and Fibonacci Films


Year Title Director Distributor Notes
2021 Snake Eyes Robert Schwentke Paramount Pictures co-production with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Skydance Media and Entertainment One
2022 Untitled Transformers Project Steven Caple Jr. Paramount Pictures co-production with Entertainment One, Bay Films and New Republic Pictures
TBA G.I. Joe: Ever Vigilant D.J. Caruso co-production with Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Entertainment One, New Republic Pictures and Skydance Media[9]
Untitled Transformers film Angel Manuel Soto co-production with Entertainment One, Bay Films and New Republic Pictures
Untitled animated Transformers film Josh Cooley co-production with Paramount Animation and Entertainment One[10]
Meg 2: The Trench Ben Wheatley Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with Gravity Pictures and Flagship Entertainment
Untitled Pet Sematary prequel Kevin Kölsch

Dennis Widmyer

Paramount+ co-production with Paramount Pictures and Room 101,Inc


Year(s) Title Creator Network Notes
2013 Zero Hour Paul Scheuring ABC co-production with ABC Studios, Clickety-Clack and One Light Road Productions
2016-2017 The Real O'Neals Joshua Sternin
Jennifer Ventimilia
developed by:
David Winsdor
Casey Johnson
co-production with ABC Studios and Winsdor & Johnson Productions
2016-2018 Shooter based on Point of Impact by:
Stephen Hunter
developed by:
John Hlavin
USA Network co-production with Paramount Television, Leverage Entertainment, Closest to the Hole Productions and Universal Cable Productions
2021 Jupiter's Legacy Steven S. DeKnight
based on Jupiter's Legacy by:
Mark Millar and Frank Quitely
Netflix co-production with Millarworld and DeKnight Productions

Digital/direct-to-video titlesEdit

Year Title Director Distributor Notes
2015 Dead Rising: Watchtower Zach Lipovsky Crackle as Di Bonaventura Digital; co-production with Legendary Digital Pictures, Contradiction Films and Capcom Pictures
2016 Dead Rising: Endgame Pat Williams Uncredited; co-production with Legendary Digital Pictures, DR2 Productions and Contradiction Films
2018 Higher Power Matthew Charles Santoro Magnet Releasing co-production with Break Media and Campfire
2019 Doom: Annihilation Tony Giglio Universal Pictures Home Entertainment co-production with Battle Mountain Films and Universal 1440 Entertainment
2021 Infinite Antoine Fuqua Paramount+ co-production with Paramount Pictures, Closest to the Hole Productions, New Republic Pictures and Fuqua Films


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  2. ^ "Di Bonaventura Pictures". variety411.com. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  3. ^ Harris, Dana (2002-09-04). "New avventura for Lorenzo". Variety. Retrieved 2020-06-05.
  4. ^ McNary, Dave (2002-12-17). "Lorenzo lands at Paramount". Variety. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  5. ^ Miller, Daniel; Masters, Kim (November 5, 2011). "Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura Inks New Deal With Paramount (Exclusive)". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  6. ^ Weinstein, Joshua L. (October 11, 2010). "Di Bonaventura on a bonny venture". variety.com. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 2, 2011). "Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Launches Television Company With Dan McDermott, Signs 3-Year Deal With ABC Studios". deadline.com. Retrieved September 4, 2015.
  8. ^ Graser, Marc (2014-05-06). "Legendary Backs 'Jurassic World,' Signs TV Deal with Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  9. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (2017-12-18). "Paramount Dates Future Franchises For 2020 & 2021: 'G.I. Joe', 'Micronauts' & More". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2017-12-19.
  10. ^ Fleming, Mike (April 29, 2020). "Animated 'Transformers' Prequel Activated; 'Toy Story 4's Josh Cooley To Direct For Hasbro/eOne & Paramount". Deadline. Retrieved August 23, 2020.

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