Steven Spielberg will return to the horror style in 2020. Based on The Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar-winning director has signed on for an experimental sequence to run on Jeffrey Katzenberg’s new digital-content startup, Quibi.
“Steven Spielberg got here in and stated, ‘I’ve a brilliant scary story’,” Katzenberg introduced on Sunday. “However he stated, ‘I solely need folks to observe it at midnight. It’s a creepy concept and once they watch it, I would like it to be creepier.’”
Stated creepy concept is Spielberg After Darkish, which the auteur needs sliced up into 12 to 14 quick movies. Katzenberg careworn that his group additionally devised a method to stream the content material in order that it solely seems after sundown utilizing customers’ geographical location.
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It’s a really hip concept and but Spielberg is only one of many A-list creators tied to Quibi. The corporate plans to edit two to four-hour sequence into bite-sized segments not more than seven to 10 minutes every.
Katzenberg based Quibi with former HP CEO Meg Whitman. Collectively, they plan to spend round $1 billion on content material in its first yr with one other $470 million reserved for advertising and promotion. The service is ready to debut on April 6, 2020 in North America
At present, Spielberg is difficult at work on his (pointless) remake of West Aspect Story and allegedly a fifth Indiana Jones journey. Horror hounds, nonetheless, will little question be stoked to see him return to the style.
Or reasonably, the darkness.