Hollywood veteran had longtime partnership in Alphaville Films
By Dave McNary
January 20, 2014 | 11:57PM PT
Veteran movie producer James Jacks died Monday of a heart attack at his Los Angeles home. He was 66.
Jacks was best known for launching “The Mummy” franchise in 1999 with longtime producing partner Sean Daniel through their Alphaville Films banner.
His first credit came as an executive producer on “Raising Arizona” in 1987. Jacks and Daniel teamed with Richard Linklater on 1993′s “Dazed and Confused.”
Other film credits include “Tombstone,” “A Simple Plan,” “Michael,” “The Hunted,” “The Mummy,” “The Mummy Returns,” “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor,” “The Scorpion King,” “Down to Earth” and “The Jackal.”
Daniel said in a Facebook posting: “Nobody loved movies more. Passionate, loyal, generous,
accomplished, noble, caring, heavily armed, creative, dare I say obsessive on occasion. A good man,a good friend, a wonderful partner, a loving son to his family.”
Funeral services are pending.
Born: 1948, U.S.A.
Died: 1/20/2014, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
James Jack’s western – producer:
Tombstone - 1993