Sequel to Netflix’s ‘Shiny’ already within the works
It’s been clear for a while now that Netflix has been going all-in on its authentic content material, with the streaming service step by step making it the first focus of its enterprise over licensing current exhibits and films. This week sees the discharge of the corporate’s first Hollywood blockbuster-level movie with Shiny, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, and it seems Netflix is already betting on a sequel.
Whereas there’s no phrase on an actual timeframe, Bloomberg has reported that Netflix has already positioned an order for a Sequel to Shiny, with Smith resulting from return. The fantasy/sci-fi film casts Smith and Edgerton as LAPD police officer Daryl Ward and his orc associate Jakoby, respectively. It takes place in a contemporary world the place fantasy creatures and magic exist alongside people, and in flip are liable for crimes simply as we’re.
As many evaluations have identified, Shiny introduces viewers to a big, difficult world that would simply be utilized in quite a lot of sequels. Producer Eric Newman commented on the movie’s premiere that there was “sufficient materials unexplored inside the world” for return visits, whereas director David Ayer appears open to constructing it right into a franchise.
Netflix acknowledged earlier this yr that by the top of 2018, it deliberate for not less than 50% of its catalog to be fabricated from its authentic content material. The corporate has already confirmed itself with acclaimed TV collection, and with the discharge of Shiny and Okja, earlier this yr, it appears Netflix is now prepared to indicate it might ship motion pictures on par with Hollywood.
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