With millions of dollars worth of product gathering dust on the shelves of studio vaults across Hollywood, and income falling to around zero in certain key markets, we expect to see more of this.
Paramount and Amazon have already hammered out a deal for Eddie Murphy’s Coming 2 America and the Michael B. Jordan-led adaptation of Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse. Now, according to Deadline, a third deal is in the pipeline.
Amazon has tabled a $200 million offer to Paramount and Skydance to buy the Chris Pratt-led sci-fi actioner Tomorrow War. Originally due for release at Christmas 2020, it has been pushed back to July 2021, however as we discussed yesterday studios are pulling 2021 releases too, in a sign of no confidence in market recovery in the short term.
Betty Gilpin, J.K. Simmons, Yvonne Strahovski, Sam Richardson and Mary Lynn Rajskub make up the cast in the movie about a man who is drafted into a war taking place in the future and whose past has an important role to play in winning.
Chris McKay (The Lego Movie) directs from a script by Zach Dean.