Universal, Disney and Warner Bros Pictures are all reportedly battling it out to get J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot production company to move to them.
Word broke in November that Abrams had ambitious plans for a major deal to encompass everything from films (including a set number per year) and TV series to digital content, music, games, consumer products, and theme park opportunities. His business is currently split between Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Television, but the new one would see it all consolidated under one company.
Now the competition to get him is heating up with Disney and Warners said to currently be the favorites though Universal is trying hard and Apple is rumored to also be in the mix.
Paramount is reportedly getting a courtesy meeting as negotiations intensify in the next few weeks, but the studio that can best suit Bad Robot’s creative ambitions will ultimately win a deal that could reach a value of an astonishing $500 million. Bad Robot is also expected to aggressively ramp up production once in place.