The rumors are true. The company behind ‘The Tomorrow War’ and ‘Mission: Impossible’, Skydance Media has signed a multi-year pact with Apple Original Movies from Apple TV+. With that, the production company will be developing a slate of live-action movies for the three-year streaming service.
The tech giant brokered a similar deal with Skydance earlier for animated titles (movies and series). Apple and Skydance have already announced titles such as “Ghosted”, directed by Dexter Fletcher and starring Chris Evans and Ana de Armas, as well as “The Greatest Beer Run Ever”, directed by Peter Farrelly and starring Russell Crowe and Zac Efron. Already, Skydance is producing other titles for Apple TV+ like “Foundation” and the upcoming “The Big Door Prize”.
This deal with Skydance will most likely bolster Apple’s content library. Recently, the service launched Oscar contenders “CODA” and “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” which stars Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand. The next releases planned by Apple TV+ are “Killers of the Flower Moon” by Martin Scorsese, with Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as the feature film with Will Smith called “Emancipation”.
Apple TV+ somehow managed to fly under the radar in 2021, however, still released a few popular titles. The biggest news we’ve heard about the service is that MLB is in talks with Apple to take over the streaming rights to several national weekday games.
Skydance Media has worked with Paramount on the ‘Snake Eyes’ project, as well as the hit films ‘Mission: Impossible’, ‘Transformers’ and ‘Star Trek’, and will continue to work on the three ongoing franchises as well as the upcoming “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts”. Skydance also has projects with other companies such as its planned sequel to “The Tomorrow War” and Netflix’s upcoming Ryan Reynolds film “The Adam project”.