Quibi: Jason Blum, Guillermo del Toro, Antoine Fuqua develop projects


Jason Blum, Guillermo del Toro and Antoine Fuqua are creating series for Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s WndrCo’s platform, Quibi formerly known as New TV.

Quibi formerly known as New TV has just made a huge score for their fledgling platform.  Jason Blum, Guillermo del Toro and Antoine Fuqua three of the most prolific filmmaking entities in Hollywood will be joining their venture according to Variety. Jason Blum has virtually cornered the horror market along with master storyteller, Guillermo del Toro. Antoine Fuqua is Denzel Washington’s go-to director having helmed his successful Equalizer series, Training Day and the remake of The Magnificent Seven.

What we know about this venture so far has come from Katzenberg at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit. Apparently, Blum’s offering is Wolves and Villagers which Katzenberg likens to “Fatal Attraction 2.0.” Supposedly Fuqua is focusing on reimagining Dog Day Afternoon. He is looking to cast A-listers in the lead roles. Which would be smart to draw eyes to the new platform.

Meanwhile Sam Raimi’s mystery project which only had the title 50 States of Fear has now been officially given a logline. The series will “highlight the scariest folklore from each state in America.” Already, Katzenberg and Whitman are on a roll hiring all of these talented individuals.

It was their hope by partnering with various entertainment studios such as Warner Brothers, Disney and Fox that they could entice filmmakers, writers and other creators to get onboard with the platform which is clearly the way of the future. Quibi is entertainment tailor-made for your mobile phone with series run times of 15 minutes hence their name “quick bites.”

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Guillermo del Toro’s contributions are not known at the present time. According to Variety, the service will not launch until late 2019 or early 2020.

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