You never really can imagine what will come to happen next in 2020, especially when OTT streaming rivals like Netflix and Disney+ are in the competition. Recently, popular OTT Netflix has bought R.L. Stine’s teen horror series “Fear Street” entire trilogy movies from Disney.
The three completed films were produced by Chernin Entertainment with the goal of releasing each movie a month apart. Meanwhile, in the Last year, the filming began in Georgia and they were ready to schedule for a theater release in June 2020, but the movies were pulled from their schedule after the Coronavirus pandemic closed out theaters.
According to a report of Deadline the deal between the two parties will see co-writer/director Leigh Janiak’s Fear Street trilogy debuting on Netflix, with the three parts debuting one at a time over the entire summer.
Dubbing this strategy as “The Summer of Fear” puts R.L. Stine films back on the map after a rocky road that sometimes cast doubt on whether they’d see the light of day at all.
Chernin signed a first-look deal with Netflix in April. Disney embodied the Fox feature film assets last year, including “Fear Street.”
The “Fear Street” books are set in the fictional city of Shadyside, Ohio. The first book, “The New Girl,” was published in the year 1989 and involved around a high school student falling in love with the new girl at school despite not being able to tell if she was even real. The student eventually goes to her home, conveniently located on Fear Street, only to be told by her brother that she’s in fact dead.
The film cover three different time periods, including the 1600s.
The movie cast includes Kiana Madeira, Benjamin Flores Jr., Olivia Welch, Ashley Zukerman, Fred Hechinger, Julia Rehwald, and Jeremy Ford in the lead role.
Netflix has become one of the leading buyers of finished films in Hollywood now, whether moviegoers will return to brick-and-mortar theaters as the pandemic persists.
Let me know you that The streamer has been in talks recently to buy the Amy Adams thriller “The Woman in the Window,” more other Disney high-profile shows and movies which were developed at Fox.
From Paramount, Netflix has acquired “SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run”; Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae’s romantic comedy “The Lovebirds” Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7” and Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-nominated “The Irishman.”