Silver planning to locate in Venice
During Silver’s tenure, the offices contained a wide arrray of mementos from his films — such as several lifesize statues of Hugo Weaving’s Agent Smith character from “The Matrix” trilogy and a 10-foot Predator from the 1987 sci-fier.
Silver left the lot last year after two and half decades. The studio agreed to pay the prolific producer around $30 million for the rights to more than 30 of his films produced under the Silver Pictures banner including the titles in “The Matrix,” “Lethal Weapon” and “Sherlock Holmes” franchises.
Silver’s offices were relocated to Santa Monica. He announced in October plans to renovate the U.S. Post Office building in Venice and move the Silver Pictures offices there in 2014.
Phillips inked a first-look deal with Warners in 2006. Since then, he’s directed and produced “The Hangover” trilogy and “Due Date.”
Warner Bros. has more than 30 other term deals with movie producers including pacts with Robert Downey Jr., Clint Eastwood, Leonardo DiCaprio, Zack Snyder, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.