This year is seeing Netflix’s biggest foray into the film arena. With movies like Death Note, What Happened To Monday, To The Bone, and the upcoming Bright pouring onto Netflix, there are no lack of films that very well may draw audiences to their homes rather than the theaters.
Don’t expect the well to dry up any time soon. Speaking at an investors’ interview on Monday regarding Netflix’s third-quarter 2017 results, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos confirmed that the streaming service is looking to release a ridiculous 80 films next year. For reference, Netflix only released 8 films in Q3 of this year.
“They range anywhere from the million-dollar Sundance hit, all the way up to something on a much larger scale, like Will Smith-starrer Bright… I think people will start seeing the potential for this original movie initiative, that it could be done on the enormous scale we have on the television side.”
In an age where every other studio is trying to find ways to cut Netflix out as the middle man between them and the streaming consumer, it makes sense that they go all out like this. We only hope that they can maintain this kind of output over time.
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