J.J. Abrams’ Unhealthy Robotic closes huge five-year cope with WarnerMedia
J.J. Abrams’ Unhealthy Robotic has closed a five-year megadeal with WarnerMedia, working by means of 2024 and together with TV, movie, video games, and digital content material.
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WarnerMedia and Unhealthy Robotic Video games, Abrams’ online game growth division, will develop new giant and indie video games in affiliation with Tencent and Warner Bros. Interactive Leisure for cell, PC, and console.
Unhealthy Robotic will proceed working with the corporate on tv tasks on all platforms, together with dramas and comedies, long-form/occasion collection, digital, and extra, because the manufacturing firm has developed materials for Warner Bros. TV for a few years. Unhealthy Robots’ present collection embody Westworld, Lovecraft, Demimonde for WarnerMedia’s HBO, in addition to They Each Die on the Finish. Unhealthy Robots has three collection at Apple by means of Warner Bros. TV, together with the Stephen King adaptation Lisey’s Story, Little Voice, and My Glory Was I Had Such Buddies.
Beneath phrases of the brand new settlement, Abrams and Unhealthy Robotic will now additionally develop unique theatrical movies for the divisions of the Warner Bros. Footage Group, together with Warner Bros. Footage and New Line Cinema.
Closing out his settlement with Paramount, Abrams’ directed two Star Wars movies underneath the deal together with the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Different tasks Unhealthy Robotic developed underneath Paramount embody the Cloverfield franchise, and the revivals of Mission: Not possible and Star Trek. Abrams will honor current obligations to Paramount underneath their exit settlement.
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The announcement comes after WarnerMedia landed a second total megadeal renewal for Warner Bros. TV when the corporate re-upped Greg Berlanti’s $400 million deal final yr.
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