Argo Films

Argo’s Richard Johns & director E. Elias Merhige launch Promethean Pictures

British producer Richard Johns, founder of Argo Films, has partnered with US director E. Elias Merhige to launch Promethean Pictures, a new UK-based production outfit. Merhige and Johns first worked together as director and producer on the 2000 feature film Shadow of the Vampire, with Merhige also having directed 2004’s Suspect Zero and the 1991 […]

Richard Johns’ Argo Films & Malaysia’s Double Vision launch Sympatico prodco

Richard Johns’ recently launched Argo Films has linked up with Malaysia-based production firm Double Vision to launch an Asia-focused scripted outfit. Sympatico will develop and produce film and TV series “that smashes stereotypes and organically integrates East and West for global audiences,” according to the new firm. Two shows are already in advanced development, including […]

BBC developing Biafra War drama with newly-launched Argo Films

UK pubcaster the BBC is in development with Biafra, a limited event series, which will be the first major TV drama to emerge from Richard Johns’ recently launched Argo Films. Fremantle is attached as a strategic partner on the six-hour series, while actor David Oyelowo (Selma, Les Misérables, Spooks) and his Yoruba Saxon Productions are executive […]

Corona TV’s Richard Johns launches Argo Films, unveils John Travolta project for Disney+

The Liability and Shadow Of A Vampire producer Richard Johns has launched a new production firm, which has multiple projects in the works including a show starring John Travolta. Argo Films will produce across film and TV with established creative talent, while also attempting to uncover new talent from UK regions. Scripted TV projects include […]