Netflix to release four more Adam Sandler movies

'They’ve made me feel like family and I can’t thank them enough for their support'

Jack Shepherd
Tuesday 28 March 2017 09:34 BST

The first two of Adam Sandler’s Netflix films may have been met with critical disdain - The Ridiculous 6 holds 0% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes while The Do-Over stands at 5% - but subscribers must love them.

That’s surely the only plausible explanation as to why Netflix would commission a further four movie’s from Sandler, who’s next film, Sandy Wexler, reaches the streaming service 14 April.

“Love working with Netflix and collaborating with them,” Sandler said in a statement, picked up by Variety.

“I love how passionate they are about making movies and getting them out there for the whole world to see. They’ve made me feel like family and I can’t thank them enough for their support.”

Having now signed on for a total of eight movies with Netflix - one untitled film remains from the original contract - Sandler has become the first huge star to completely bypass cinemas. Analysts told Variety that other stars following suit could have a ‘tremendous’ impact on the film business.

Recently, reports detailed how certain major studios are pushing to release films in homes shortly after reaching cinemas in order to combat the likes of Netflix and Amazon Studios.

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