Neal Moritz
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Original Film

Neal
Moritz

Principal / Producer

The hugely prolific (100 films and counting) and commercially successful producer (those films have racked up $3.75 billion so far) is the driving force behind such mega-franchises as “The Fast and the Furious,” “Jump Street” and “I Know What You Did Last Summer.”

Ironically, despite being third generation in the business, the L.A. native started off running a lucrative purse company before selling it and getting into movies. After attending the Peter Stark program at USC, he hung out his own shingle, Moritz Original, with a simple mandate: match very commercial ideas with young talented writers and form joint ventures.

He started off with TV movies in the early ‘90s (“Framed,” “Blind Justice”) and moved into big projects with lots of visual effects and moving parts with the 1997 disaster movie hit “Volcano.” Since then has nimbly moved between a wide range of film projects, including “I Am Legend,” the “Highlander,” “ Total Recall” reboots,,” Flash Gordon,” “Battle: Los Angeles,” “Green Hornet,” “Jack the Giant Slayer,”, “Evan Almighty,” “S.W.A.T.,”, “XXX: State of the Union,” “Goosebumps.” and TV projects (he won a Primetime Emmy nom for the 1998 TV movie “The Rat Pack.” Upcoming projects include further “Fast and Furious” installments, animated videogame “Sonic the Hedgehog.”

Career

  • FAST AND THE FURIOUS, THE
  • 22 JUMP STREET
  • I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER

Education

  • University of Southern California (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 10 Producers to Watch

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Chuck Hogan Tapped to Write Adaptation of 'Crossfire' for Neal H. Moritz

Chuck Hogan Tapped to Write Adaptation of 'Crossfire' for Neal H. Moritz

Veteran scribe Chuck Hogan is set to write an adaptation of the popular online game "Crossfire" for Korean game developer Smilegate and Neal H. Moritz’s Original Film.Tania Landau and Toby Ascher will be producers on the film along with Moritz.Last year, Original Film and Smilegate announced that they had partnered to turn the popular game into an action franchise. Released in 2007, "Crossfire" is a first-person shooter game that has recorded global sales of $1.5 billion in 2015 alone, and boasts...

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