Blumhouse Television and Amazon Studios are teaming to produce eight feature-length thriller features, from filmmakers of diverse backgrounds, to run worldwide on the streaming service.
Amazon emphasized that the Blumhouse deal marks its first broad pact for feature-length productions that will be exclusive to Amazon’s streaming platform worldwide. The projects are all said to be “elevated thrillers or stories with dark themes”.
Blumhouse has had big success this year with a combination of critical favorites and commercial hits, sometimes both, including the likes of “Upgrade,” “BlacKKKlansman,” HBO’s “Sharp Objects” and most recently “Halloween”. The company has both “Glass” and “Happy Death Day 2U” on the cards for early next year.
At the same time, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot production banner has acquired six new projects from rising filmmakers. These include rapper Bobby Hall’s “Everything Must Go” dubbed a “Clerks for a new generation,” the possession-themed “The Steps” from “Hell Fest” writer Blair Butler, and an untitled female-driven horror allegory from “The Good Place” executive producer Megan Amram.
There’s also the Prohibition-era set “The Seven Sisters of Scott County” from “The Good Time Girls” director Courtney Hoffman, a ‘contained time travel movie’ from “Nine Lives” scribe Ben Shiffrin, and the sci-fi romance tale “Only the Lonely” from writing team Dylan Meyer and Peter Glanz and “10 Cloverfield Lane” editor-turned-director Stan Grube.