War For the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves may be over in Warner Bros. land right now, developing the impending Batman standalone film, but it sounds like he’s putting some other irons in the fire, and isn’t fully hitching his wagon to that studio.
According to Deadline, Netflix has just signed a major deal with the filmmaker’s production company, 6th & Idaho. Netflix will have an exclusive first look at any features Reeves wants to produce or direct through the production company. This deal marks Reeves’ company’s move from the folks over at Fox, where War For the Planet of the Apes was made.
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This is another move from Netflix to bring real A-list talent to their platform, and as director David Ayer proved with his urban fantasy film, Bright, big movies can succeed on a streaming service. Bringing another heavy-hitter, like Reeves, to their burgeoning studio can only mean great things for the actual quality of the stories they’re telling.
Regarding this move, head of film initiative Scott Stuber, said:
“Matt is a fantastic storyteller with a unique vision and his track record speaks for itself. At Netflix we are partnering with the best filmmakers and know that Matt and his team will bring great inventive films to our global audience. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome him to the Netflix family.”
Reeves also made a statement, saying:
“Netflix is at the forefront of a new age in how storytellers are reaching their audience. I am incredibly excited to be working with Scott and our teams to find and create thrilling, character-centered genre stories, and to guide and nurture new filmmaking voices.”
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