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Feb 18th
03:36 pm
Details on the Deal  
From DH:

UPDATE: Warner Bros has been as stingy as any major on producing deals in recent years. But I've learned the studio has just given a first look 2-year deal to Zac Efron. The studio plans to buy pitches, spec scripts, and books for Efron and his still unformed company to develop as star vehicles. His manager, Alchemy Entertainment’s Jason Barrett, will be an exec producer on allthe projects.


At 22, Efron is by far the youngest actor with an overall Warner Bros film deal. I'm told he hasn’t named his company and is still working out details like whether he’ll take office space on the lot. My insiders said the studio has been high on him for several years, especially his hustle on the New Line film 17 Again which he promoted heavily in six overseas territories. (That pic grossed $136 million worldwide). Warner Bros is determined to find him a franchise. Which begs the questions whther he'll be the next DC Entertainment superhero, or Bourne-like action thriller leading man, or buddy comedy co-star, or all, or none. True, Efron has made a determined effort to steer away from his High School Musical teen heartthrob image, dropping out of a Footloose remake to attach to Universal's serious dramatic vehicle The Death And Life of Charlie St. Cloud releasing this fall. But one of Zac's upcoming projects I've already announced will be the first developed under his new Warner Bros -- the Back To The Future-like film, as yet untitled, that melds two projects: a pitch from writers Tim Calpin and Kevin Jakubowski, and the other called Algorithm that the studio was already developing.

All typos are theirs, lol. Emphasis mine.

Mood: excitedexcited
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vilain_garcon on February 18th, 2010 10:42 pm (UTC)
he deserves it.
Beejeezbee on February 18th, 2010 10:42 pm (UTC)
It's really amazing that he got a real first-look deal. There is only a handful of actors who has that and as mentioned nobody even remotely as young as Zac. Normally, only established A-List actors (and most already have production experience before that) get first looks deals.

I hope he picks his office on the lot. Somehow that has something (over somewhere else).
IceGoddess: cover boy dirty little secretccmskatechick on February 18th, 2010 10:45 pm (UTC)
This is all sorts of amazingly awesome and so so for him. Great, great opportunity!! :D
Anna: zac | got my ear against the screenmodernthirst on February 18th, 2010 10:47 pm (UTC)

excellent. I want Bourne-like things most. Especially that type of cinematography and tone, if we can get specific about aesthetics.
bettybaby63bettybaby63 on February 18th, 2010 10:49 pm (UTC)
completely agree with that sentiment!
bettybaby63bettybaby63 on February 18th, 2010 10:48 pm (UTC)
i made this comment in the last post:

i need help understanding what this all means. i get how impressive it sounds, and "first look" obviously sounds like something any actor would be thrilled to have, but in laymen's--or fangirls--terms, what exactly does it all mean????

Isabelabelaserpa on February 18th, 2010 11:11 pm (UTC)
Same here...I get it's a big thing, but idk what exactly it means..haha
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samwise gamgee.: zac. silvered.colfer on February 18th, 2010 10:51 pm (UTC)
sweet :D
oh my god; that crazy bitch.: v | there's song in my mindmetrocard on February 18th, 2010 10:54 pm (UTC)

Way to go Zef, wait to go.
hlloyd04 on February 18th, 2010 10:59 pm (UTC)
Good job Zac!

This is really really awesome, I love this if I understand it correctly. AND if he gets an office at Warner Brothers I would love love love it if his office is close to George Clooney's and we happen to maybe get pictures of them playing basketball sometime.

But, seriously, good for him. I'm really interested in this "determined to find him a franchise..." thing, very interesting to see what happens here. I agree with the Jason Bourne comparisons, to see Zac in an action franchise that is well-written and respectable, but still entertaining to the masses would be really sweet.
hlloyd04 on February 18th, 2010 11:01 pm (UTC)
Sorry one other thing, I think this really does show that he's got a vision for his career and is taking the right steps to be as in control of what happens to him professionally as possible.

I think he's laying the foundation to make sure that his career is sustainable and making damn sure that he doesn't become just another hot star that falls off the radar in a few years. Bravo!
Troll St. Trollglamour_addict on February 18th, 2010 11:05 pm (UTC)
Boomshakalaka Productions!
butterflybee260: pic#92303702butterflybee260 on February 18th, 2010 11:08 pm (UTC)

LOL I could so see that.
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butterflybee260: pic#92303586butterflybee260 on February 18th, 2010 11:08 pm (UTC)

Wow. That's huge. I hope they're going to be able to attract good directors and I do hope he doesn't just do star vehicles but also continues to do other films.
(Elle): yaybond_girl on February 18th, 2010 11:08 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, the best news ever. I was getting nervous, with the lack of definite projects and all. Thanks for keeping us updated :)
germangirl89germangirl89 on February 18th, 2010 11:09 pm (UTC)
ok I have no idea what this means but everone seems to be really excited so I think it is something good...

also that pic u used just really is approciate
nahbruhbeeonkaa on February 18th, 2010 11:13 pm (UTC)
Look at you, Zac, getting first-look deals with a major.

It was obvious Warner Bros. has a hard on for him though negl. But that's fantastic on multiple levels; swear like he && Jason are gonna open up their own production company lol. But unlike every other Young Hollywood actor, he has the best chance at actually getting shit made by a major.

sillycece: zacJESUScatherish312 on February 18th, 2010 11:17 pm (UTC)

congrats to him ;)

i look forward to some worthwhile projects!