Netflix signs huge deal with Batman director Matt Reeves

A first look at all his future productions

Jack Shepherd
Saturday 06 January 2018 12:18 GMT

Over the last year, Netflix has begun releasing an increasing number of their own films featuring big-name actors and directors, including Bong Joon-ho’s Okja, Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories, and David Ayer’s Bright.

The streaming service has now penned a huge deal with Matt Reeves, guaranteeing Netflix an exclusive first-look at any of the feature films the War for the Planet of the Apes director produces under his 6th & Idaho banner. Fox previously had the same deal with Reeves.

Speaking to Deadline about the news, head of film at Netflix, 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 said of working with Netflix: “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-centred genre stories, and to guide and nurture new filmmaking voices.”

Before Reeves — whose credits include Cloverfield, Let Me In, and the TV series Felicity — makes any films for Netflix, the director has been signed to Warner Bros. upcoming Batman, which may, or may not, star Ben Affleck as the caped crusader.

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