Former DC Films Boss Walter Hamada Moves To Paramount – Here's What This Means
By ERIN BRADY
Former head of DC Films, Walter Hamada has signed a multi-year production pact with Paramount Pictures. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he will oversee the studio's mid-budget horror slate for both theaters and Paramount+.
Paramount president and CEO Brian Robbins called Hamada "the ideal partner and visionary." Hamada’s move seems to signal that Paramount will be pursuing the small-to-mid-budget horror space further, especially after the unexpected success of “Smile” at the box office.
Hamada built the horror franchises that Warner Bros. still utilizes today, and it is clear that he has a keen eye for these types of stories. With him now at Paramount, one prestigious studio could take over another's mainstream horror crown.