In some genuinely shocking news, Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners has forged a long-term deal with Netflix to make multiple films a year for the streaming service, reports Deadline. The announcement comes as a surprise to many given what Spielberg said a few years ago about a strict line between streaming and theatrical ventures.
However, Deadline notes that “his camp maintains he never said it or anything he might have said was severely taken out of context.”
Whether that’s true or Spielberg has just decided to backpedal given the fact streaming isn’t going anywhere and will only become more of a powerhouse industry in the future, it’s official, the famed director will be making movies for Netflix. His production company also has a deal with Universal Pictures and will be creating projects for both companies.
But there is one project that Spielberg refuses to touch: Jaws.
Universal showed interest in rebooting the classic, Jaws, but Steven Spielberg shot it down
According to Deadline, Universal reportedly approached the idea of a Jaws reboot and the director immediately rejected the idea with a firm no. Honestly, given how many shark films there are in existence, all of which generally take their cues from Jaws, a reboot at this point just seems like a moot and unnecessary idea.
I know that wouldn’t stop Hollywood from doing it if they could, but I just don’t even see how a Jaws reboot could bring anything new to the shark attack genre. Plus, people can always revisit the sequels if they’re really desperate.
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