Sean Daniel is a renowned American film producer and film executive. He is in the news again for 'Ben-Hur' which is an upcoming 2016 American historical epic action film to be released in August this year. The film is being directed by Timur Bekmambetov. The script is written by John Ridley based on an original screenplay by Keith Clarke. Based on the 1880 novel Ben-Hur, the film is creating a lot of buzz in Hollywood now. The film is being produced by Sean Daniels Productions and Lightworkers Media and the film is to be released in 2D, RealD 3D, 3D,and Digital 3D format. The film is being distributed by Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and is considered to be the biggest risk in the box office.
Sean Daniel is also co-producing another blockbuster movie ’The Mummy’ which is a Tom Cruise starred movie and written by Jon Spaihts and being directed by Alex Kurtzman. It is a reboot of The Mummy franchise. 'The Mummy' is expected to get a release in 2017. Basically, Sean Daniel was born in a Jewish family and was drawn towards film production business after he completed his graduation. In the year 1976, he joined Universal Pictures as a film production executive and later was elevated to the post of production president of the company.
Sean Daniel was perhaps the first youngest officer in Universal Pictures Studio to receive such recognition. In his position, he was involved to take care of financial risk and control the production of various hit films of the century such as ‘Animal House’(1978), ‘Back To the Future’ (1985) ‘The Blue Brothers’ (1980), etc to name a few. After serving as a president of Universal Pictures, Daniel got associated with another film executive James Jacks and started his own production company Alphaville Films. Together, they produced ‘The Mummy’ (1999) and the success of the movie at the box office led to a 2001 sequel, ‘The Mummy Returns’. Later even James Jack and Sean Daniel jointly produced ‘The Mummy Returns’ and followed the story of Mathayus and his rise to become 'The Scorpion King' (2002) which was again an average blockbuster hit movie. Sean Daniel and James Jack teamed up together with many more Hollywood movies 'Dazed and Confused' (1993) and 'Michael' (1996) etc.
Currently, he owns his own independent production company named ‘Sean Daniel Company’ which has many film producers as his partners. In 2013, he made a popular film 'Best Man Holiday' which became the second biggest grosser movie in the box office opening weekend. Sean Daniel is married to Ruth Hunter and is free from any other kind of extra- marital relationship with any other woman in his life.