Luc Besson, one of the most unique voices in cinema (for better or worse), is currently in discussions with Netflix for a multi-picture deal. According to Variety, the French filmmaker — along with his production company Eurocorp — could direct and produce several films for the streaming service.
These films would be made for around $30 million apiece, and would fall under the “Netflix Originals” label. But this isn’t all they have to offer. Netflix will also buy into the production company’s library, which includes franchise like Taken and The Transporter. It doesn’t sound like this would necessarily be a for-hire type deal either, as Netflix is looking at EuroCorp’s assets, and could even buy stakes in the company.
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The last project that came from EuroCorp was the critically-maligned flop Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Given this flop, EuroCorp is currently in great amounts of debt, and it would almost seem to be an unwise move from the streaming service. However, given their desire to have global appeal, it is something that makes sense.
Sadly, we don’t really know if this deal would encapsulate more than English-speaking films, but given their desire for international appeal, I’d personally be surprised if they restricted themselves to the language.
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