Millennium Films

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Background: Millennium Films was created by Avi Lerner in 1996 as a higher-budget division of Nu Image. Originally owned by First Look Studios overall, once that dissolved in 2010, the company began distributing titles under the "Millennium Entertainment" brand (that asset was later spun off from Nu Image and renamed Alchemy in early 2015).

1st Logo
(1998-January 28, 2011)

Millennium FilmsNicknames: "Blue M", "Millennium Blue M"

Logo: On a black background, a stylized blue "M" with a white shadow draws itself. Then the word "MILLENNIUM" wipes in from left to right letter by letter below the "M". "FILMS" (with a line
above the word) fades in below "MILLENNIUM".

FX/SFX: Simple drawing.

Music/Sounds: None or music from any given soundtrack.

Availability: Common. Seen on Belly of the Beast, 88 Minutes, Derailed (2002), Blind Horizon, The Expendables, Mad Money, Rambo (2008), and 16 Blocks, among others.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo

(February 25, 2011-)
Millennium Films (2012)Millennium Films (2011)Millennium Films (squished)Millennium Films (2011)Millennium Media (2017)

: "Millennium Cube"

Logo: On a black background, several red Tetris-like shapes fly in away from the screen and come together in the center to form a red cube, which then rotates into place, revealing a white "M". A flash appears behind the cube,
and the word "MILLENNIUM" unfolds. The word "FILMS" fades in a few seconds later.

Trivia: This logo ran into problems due to an ongoing graphic design infringement suit filed by Bill Dawson over the M-cube design. The parties later settled an agreement, but during the period, some films lacked the M-cube.

  • Drive Angry (the first film to use this logo) used what was most likely a prototype: the M-cube (a 2D version) simply zooms in slowly as the text unfolds. The normal variant debuted on Conan the Barbarian (2011).
  • On some films, such as The Expendables 2 and Stolen, the logo is squished.
  • OnTrespass(2011),The Iceman (2012), and Spiders 3-Damong others,nothing appears below "MILLENNIUM."
  • On The Expendables 2 video game, a white background is used.
  • A still version exists.
  • Beginning in 2013, the text is squished while the M-cube is not.
  • During the lawsuit described above, some films like A Little Piece of Heaven featured only the company name unfolding and nothing more.
  • Beginning with The Hitman's Bodyguard in 2017, "MEDIA" replaces "FILMS."

FX/SFX: The pieces flying in, rotation of the cube, expanding of the word "MILLENNIUM". Nothing special, but looks better than the previous logo.

Music/Sounds: None or the opening theme of the movie.

Availability: Current. Seen on Drive Angry, among others.

Editor's Note: None.