“Planet of the Apes” Helmer Matt Reeves Signs First Look Deal With Netflix


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The Batman helmer has signed an exclusive first look feature film deal with Netflix. The deal gives the online streaming service a first grab at any film that Reeves wants to direct or produce under his production company, 6th & Idaho. Before moving to Netflix, 6th & Idaho had a first look deal at Fox, where he directed the Planet of the Apes franchise.

Reeves’ banner is currently in pre-production on the vampire drama series The Passage for 20th Century Fox . The company also has a graphic novel feature adaptation of Mouse Guard set up at Fox.

In a recent interview, Reeves stated,  “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.”

The director just wrapped the final installment in the Apes trilogy with War for the Planet of the Apes in July of 2017. The franchise has grossed over $1.5 billion at the global box office. Reeve’s other credits include Let Me In, Cloverfield, and he also co-created the television series Felicity with J.J. Abrams. His next project is the standalone Batman movie at Warner Bros., which Reeves is set to write and direct.

This news comes days after Netflix announced David Ayer’s fantasy cop drama Bright will be a franchise, which was the streaming services first “blockbuster” film.

Reeves is represented by and .

This news was first reported by Deadline.

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