Thomas Tull is an American producer and the founder and former CEO of Legendary Pictures. He has produced all six of the company's kaiju films.
Biography[edit | edit source]
THOMAS TULL (Producer) served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Legendary Entertainment, a leading media company with film, television, and digital and publishing divisions. Tull is the founder of and currently oversees the Tull Investment Group, an organization focused on investments and strategy for businesses across the life science, media and technology sectors. Under Tull, Legendary’s associated productions realized grosses of more than $13 billion worldwide. In January 2016, the company was acquired by the Dalian Wanda Group, Ltd. to form the highest revenue-generating film company in the world.
Tull Investment Group provides capital for early to mid-stage companies dedicated to changing and enhancing lives and has provided early funding to Magic Leap, Pinterest, Heal, Blend Systems, The Cipher Brief, Zoox and Oculus Rift, the latter which resulted in a lucrative exit to Facebook. TIG also leverages its founder’s track record to install and incubate leadership to take early stage ideas and build them into business positioned for large-scale partnerships and other transactions with tremendous value.
During his career, Tull has produced and executive produced more than 30 films that together have realized grosses of more than $13 billion at the worldwide box office. Most recently, Tull executive produced “Straight Outta Compton” and the world record-breaking “Jurassic World.” His other past credits include “Krampus”; “Crimson Peak”; “Godzilla”; “Pacific Rim”; “42,”; “The Dark Knight” trilogy; “300” and its sequel, “300: Rise of an Empire”; the critically and commercially received “The Town”; the award-winning action-drama “Inception”; “Clash of the Titans” and its sequel, “Wrath of the Titans”; and the three films in the “The Hangover” franchise. Legendary most recently released “The Great Wall,” the largest film ever shot entirely in China for global distribution.
Tull also serves on the Board of Directors of Hamilton College, his alma mater, and Carnegie Mellon University. He also sits on the boards of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, the National Football Foundation, the San Diego Zoo, the Smithsonian Institution and is part of the six-time Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers ownership group, where he also holds a board seat.
Selected filmography[edit | edit source]
Producer[edit | edit source]
- Pacific Rim (2013)
- Godzilla (2014)
- Kong: Skull Island (2017)
- Pacific Rim Uprising (2018)
- Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
Executive producer[edit | edit source]
- Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In Pacific Rim, Hannibal Chau's shop is located on "the corner of Fong and Tull" as a shout-out to the producer. Fong refers to Henry Fong, a concept artist who focused on designing the look of Hong Kong for the film.
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- Q&A session with Thomas Tull and Gareth Edwards provided by Toho Kingdom (May 2014)
- Toho Kingdom interview (July 2014)
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