Netflix buys the two sequels Prime Video most wanted
Backstabbing was one of the most watched movies on Prime Video, but the sequels will belong exclusively to Netflix.
Rian Johnson’s film Knives Out, in our country Daggers in the back, achieved such an impact on its theatrical release and later on Prime Video that it will come as no surprise to know that two sequels will be shot. starring Daniel Craig. But this time the films will arrive exclusively on Netflix after the last earthquake in the industry.
As reported Variety, Netflix has come to pay 450 million dollars to have the next two films exclusively of what we can almost consider a saga, an amount that demonstrates the platform’s ambitious plans for being a leader also in the cinematographic, not only with the series.
Within the streaming platform market, in Spain we could see that Daggers from behind was one of the exclusive premieres of Prime Video and how I manage to attract the attention of subscribers, so much so that the Amazon service has bid for these films.
Netflix and Prime Video were also joined by Apple TV + in the bid for the two sequels, but nobody managed to match Netflix’s outlay, which reaches unusual heights and, why not, also risky for the current context.
Shooting for Knives Out 2 (still untitled) is scheduled to begin in June this year in Greece and no release date has been announced yet, but we already know that the coronavirus pandemic can delay any plan today and until those dates it will not be possible to ensure that Daniel Craig and the rest of the team will work.
Furthermore, it is considered that the premiere of these films directly on Netflix is yet another blow to movie theaters and a sign that the platforms are already moving some economic quantities capable of competing with the producers and distributors of a lifetime, something that may not like everyone.
We will see how the project progresses and if something changes in these films compared to the original in the way of shooting or the vision of the project. It will be interesting to follow the route that some sequels have that will already be in the hands of Netflix.