Netflix lands unique deal to stream Sony Footage motion pictures


When Sony Footage’ Uncharted and Morbius start streaming in 2022, they’ll accomplish that completely on Netflix, Netflix introduced Thursday.

The Uncharted adaptation is at present pegged for a Feb. 18, 2022 premiere, and Morbius, concerning the vampire/scientist from the Spider-Man canon, is slated for Jan. 21, 2022. Different Sony Footage that may stream completely on Netflix embrace Bullet Practice, The place the Crawdads Sing, and the sequels deliberate for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and the Venom, Jumanji, and Unhealthy Boys franchises.

The streaming deal spans 5 years, The New York Instances reported Thursday, and begins with the 2022 releases. (Sony and Netflix’s assertion solely referred to as it a multi-year settlement.) It takes the place of the settlement Sony has had with Starz Leisure going again to 2006. (Sony Footage Animation, makers of Into the Spider-Verse, already had a separate settlement with Netflix.)

“Sony Footage is a good accomplice and we’re thrilled to develop our relationship by way of this forward-thinking settlement,” Scott Stuber, Netflix’s head of world movies, stated in a press release launched by Sony Footage. “This not solely permits us to deliver their spectacular slate of beloved movie franchises and new IP to Netflix within the U.S., however it additionally establishes a brand new supply of first run movies for Netflix film lovers worldwide.”

Selection, citing unnamed business sources, stated Sony executives are additionally working on one other film licensing settlement, for theatrical releases, separate from the Netflix deal. Those self same sources stated the Netflix deal “will quantity to a record-setting price ticket for a pay-one window settlement,” Selection reported.


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