Roy Lee
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Lee has produced not one but two big-screen Stephen King adaptations — “It: Chapter Two” and this fall’s “Doctor Sleep,” a sequel to “The Shining.” They’re the latest in a line of hit franchises for the Brooklyn-born producer, from horror properties (“The Ring,” “The Grudge,” “Quarantine,” “The Boy”) to family fare (“The Lego Movie,” “How to Train Your Dragon”). Lee put himself on the industry map in the late ’90s by creating an online network that tracked spec scripts. Among his current projects are Amazon horror series “Them: Covenant” and director Olivia Wilde’s New Line thriller “Don’t Worry Darling.” In August, producer John Powers Middleton (“The Disaster Artist”) filed a multimillion-dollar suit against longtime colleague Lee, alleging fraud and deceit regarding credits and unpaid fees.


  • IT


  • George Washington University (DC, USA)
  • American University (DC, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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Image Nation Abu Dhabi Pacts With Spooky Pictures on Chloe Okuno's Thriller 'Watcher'

Image Nation Abu Dhabi Pacts With Spooky Pictures on Chloe Okuno's Thriller 'Watcher'

Image Nation Abu Dhabi has inked a multi-picture deal with Los Angeles-based Spooky Pictures and set up-and-coming director Chloe Okuno's psychological thriller "Watcher" as the slate's first title.Spooky Pictures, which is the low budget genre label recently formed by producers Roy Lee ("The Ring") (who is pictured, right) and Steven Schneider ("Pet Sematary"), and the Abu Dhabi outfit with deep pockets announced that "Watcher," which involves a serial killer who prompts a citywide panic, is currently being cast in preparation for an April...


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