ROY LEE (Producer) earned his first motion picture producing credit as Executive Producer on Gore Verbinskiís 2002 blockbuster The Ring.† He went on to produce the 2004 haunted house horror The Grudge, which, upon its October 2004 release, broke the record for the biggest opening weekend of all time for a horror film. October 2006 saw the release of The Departed, a crime thriller at Warner Bros., directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio, which went on to win four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay.
A Korean-American born in Brooklyn, Lee founded Vertigo Entertainment in 2001, where he produced such films as The Lake House, The Strangers, Quarantine, and the animated hit How to Train Your Dragon. Currently, Lee maintains a first-look deal with Warner Bros. and continues to produce box-office and critical successes, both in theatres, with films like The Lego Movie, and on television with the acclaimed series Bates Motel. Lee is currently working on several projects including a sequel to The Lego Movie, the Minecraft Movie and The Stand (an adaptation of the Stephen King novel).