Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi short content service is pulling in more and more talent to join the already announced likes of Steven Spielberg, Steven Soderbergh, Sam Raimi and Antoine Fuqua.
Quibi is exclusive to mobile devices and is creating original series in which episodes are dubbed ‘chapters’ which run only between 7-10 minutes long each. The company already has $1 billion in funding from big-name investors like Disney and Viacom.
Joining it early are Idris Elba and renowned rally car driver Ken Block who are teaming for the new car stunt series “Elba vs. Block”. The pair goes head-to-head in eight episodes as they pit a variety of cars against each other through increasingly outrageous stunts to prove whose car, and which driver is the best. The series will be shot in London’s Docklands
Don Cheadle, Emily Mortimer and Helena Howard will join “Don’t Look Deeper,” Quibi’s new sci-fi drama series for the service centered on a California high school senior that finds out she’s not human – a revelation that will ultimately put her life in danger. Catherine Hardwicke will both direct and executive produce.
Also “A Simple Favor” and “Ghostbusters” helmer Paul Feig has several shortform projects in the works for the platform, but specifics are under wraps.
There’s another reveal today though with Syfy reporting that after two years on Quibi’s platform, the creative team behind their series will be allowed to re-edit the work into a standard, feature-length film – at that point they will own the rights and can distribute it however they see fit.
The Quibi service is currently targeting a Spring 2020 launch.