Jeremy Bolt (born 1965) is a British film producer.
Since creating Impact Pictures with Paul W. S. Anderson in 1992, producer Jeremy Bolt has produced the majority of Anderson's movies. Their first collaboration, 1994's Shopping starring Jude Law (Channel Four Films), was a film about joyriding and ram-raiding British youth that revved up Bolt's career and established his love of cars and death defying races. Having attracted interest from Hollywood, Bolt produced big budget films such as Event Horizon (Paramount Pictures) and Soldier (Warner Bros.). 2002's Resident Evil (Constantin Film) was the first movie under Impact Pictures' joint venture deal with Germany's leading independent distributor, Constantin Film, going on to gross over $100M worldwide.
Under a joint venture with Constantin, Bolt has also produced 2004's Resident Evil: Apocalypse (written by Anderson and directed by Alexander Witt), the psychological horror The Dark (directed by John Fawcett), teen actioner DOA: Dead or Alive (directed by Cory Yuen for Dimension Films), an adaptation of Tecmo’s best-selling video game franchise, and the third movie in the Resident Evil franchise, 2007’s Resident Evil: Extinction that debuted in the #1 US box office position and grossed $150M worldwide. In 2008, Bolt produced Death Race with Jason Statham, Joan Allen and Ian McShane, a reimagining of the Roger Corman classic, with Cruise/Wagner Productions for Universal Pictures. Fall 2009 saw the release of the science fiction horror film Pandorum for Overture Films and Constantin Film starring Dennis Quaid & Ben Foster. The 4th film in the Resident Evil franchise was released in the Fall of 2010 and grossed $300M worldwide. Action horror Resident Evil: Afterlife was shot in 3D for Constantin Film, and stars Milla Jovovich & Ali Larter.
As well as producing big budget genre movies, Bolt also produced the art house film Vigo for Film Four (directed by Julien Temple), and the comedy Stiff Upper Lips (starring Peter Ustinov). He has also produced There’s Only One Jimmy Grimble (starring Ray Winstone and Robert Carlyle), and teen horror The Hole (starring Thora Birch and Keira Knightley), both for Pathe Pictures.
Released worldwide in the fall of 2011 was Impact Picture’s update of the Alexandre Dumas classic The Three Musketeers, which Paul W. S. Anderson directed for Constantin Film and Summit Entertainment. The film, shot in 3D, starred Orlando Bloom, Milla Jovovich, and Logan Lerman and was the No. 1 movie in Germany and Japan. It has grossed approximately $150M Worldwide. The fifth film in the Resident Evil franchise began production in October 2011 with Paul W. S. Anderson directing for Constantin Film. Resident Evil: Retribution was released in September 2012. Currently, Resident Evil: Retribution has grossed $220M worldwide with China to still release. In 2013, Lionsgate Entertainment acquired the rights to the global bestselling Crossfire series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Day, a project which was brought to the studio by Bolt and is currently in development. Bolt also produced Pompeii (2014), a love story set against the backdrop of the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 A. D., which Paul W. S. Anderson directed in 3D for Summit Entertainment and Constantin Film. Early 2017 will see the release of the last installment of the Resident Evil franchise and the global box office will exceed a $1B theatrical revenue.
- Shopping (1994)
- Turn of the Screw (1994)
- Event Horizon (1997)
- Vigo (1998)
- Stiff Upper Lips (1998)
- Soldier (1998)
- There's Only One Jimmy Grimble (2001)
- The Hole (2001)
- Resident Evil (2002)
- Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
- The Dark (2005)
- DOA: Dead or Alive (2006)
- Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
- Death Race (2008)
- Pandorum (2009)
- Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
- Death Race 2 (2010)
- The Three Musketeers (2011)
- Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
- Death Race 3: Inferno (2013)
- Pompeii (2014)
- Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Bolt was educated at Edge Grove School, a boys' preparatory independent school in the village of Aldenham in Hertfordshire in Southern England, and then Wellington College, an independent boarding school, in Berkshire, followed by Bristol University, were he studied English and Philosophy, achieving a 2:1.