MGM’s Revival of American International Pictures Could Look to Compete With Blumhouse

Co-founded in the 1950s by Samuel Z.

Arkoff, American International Pictures used a simple acronym, the Arkoff formula, to help guarantee the success of the independent production company’s films: Action, Revolution, Killing, Oratory, Fantasy, and Fornication.While, as Vanity Fair put it, the youth-oriented company during its 26-year run was known for churning out “disposable B movies you could make out to,” some of those same kitschy, low-budget, teen-focused films went on to change the course of American cinema: launching the careers of Roger Corman and protege Martin Scorsese, birthing franchises like “The Fast and the Furious” and “Max Max” and inspiring the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez.Now, 40 years after releasing its last movie, Aip is back: MGM announced Wednesday that it is reviving the label.

Its first acquisition is Tate Taylor’s “Breaking News in Yuba County,” which will be released by MGM’s United

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