Zack Snyder ’s Stone Quarry Productions Signs First-Look Film Deal With Netflix (Exclusive)
The Stone Quarry Productions, a banner run by filmmaker Zack Snyder , producing partner Deborah Snyder, and executive Wesley Coller, has signed a first-look film deal with Netflix. The two-year deal…
The company previously had a deal with Warner Bros., the studio for whom Snyder guided, either as director or producer, most of the DC superhero offerings in the modern age of comic book movies (except the Christopher Nolan Batman movies). That deal ended in 2019 and the duo spent time considering with whom they wanted to tie a knot.
“For us, it was so important to find a partnership that was based on mutual respect,” Deborah Snyder says. “The creative process works best when everybody trusts each other and you can take chances and be creative. For us, we don’t usually play it safe. The content we make is a little bit edgier. And I think it’s important to have a good partnership and hear each other.”
She adds, “And Netflix has given us a lot of freedom. But they’ve also embraced the idea of trying new things and not necessary waiting for a success before moving ahead.” The making ofArmy of the Deadillustrated that sentiment. Even before the movie was released in May, Netflix and the Snyders were in production on a German-made prequel, titled headtopics.com
Army of Thieves, and an anime spinoff. The prequel is on track for a fall release while the anime is due to debut in spring 2022.“A consumer isn’t going to be waiting two years for more and that is exciting,” notes Deborah Snyder. “I give them a lot of credit for developing that partnership and trust.”
The deal keeps the Snyders working with Netflix film head Scott Stuber, who oversaw Snyder’s debut feature,Dawn of the Dead, in his then role of vice chairman of Universal. He was also instrumental in bringingArmy“I’ve known Zack and Deb for years and was fortunate to be part of
Dawn of the Dead, his first film,” adds Stuber in a statement. “I have since had the privilege of watching his career grow and see the evolving impact of his work. To see him return to his roots withArmy of the Dead, which is now one of our most popular films, and build a world out of these characters with the upcoming
Army of Thievesand anime series, is amazing to see. We’ve only scratched the surface of what’s still to come and create with Zack, Deb, Wes and everyone at Stone Quarry.”Yes, Snyder will be spending more time in theArmy-verse. On the docket is a sequel he is developing with the first movie’s co-writer Shay Hatten, something he would tackle after headtopics.com
Rebel Moon.AndMoon, which hopes to go into production in early 2022, is also envisioned as something that can launch sequels and series. Between those two original properties, Stone Quarry has plenty of material with which to work. (Moonis being produced with Eric Newman’s Grand Electric company.)
But that’s not all. Among the projects being developed is an action vehicle for Damon Caro — Snyder’s second unit director and stunt coordinator on numerous of movies — who would make his feature helming debut.While the company has not abandoned working with established intellectual property, especially in the comics field, from which Snyder has had some of his biggest successes, the duo are feeling regenerated by original ideas.
“Zack is really good at world building,” says Deborah Snyder. “We’ve done that with the comics for so long that to do something original is the ultimate challenge and we’re up for that.”The deal with Netflix is another feather in the Snyder cap for 2021. The year began with the March release of
Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the director’s restored version of the much-maligned 2017Justice Leaguemovie that was an amalgam of his and Joss Whedon’s work. The splashy opening generated plenty of buzz while the recent international release on DVD and Blu-ray saw the movie fly to the top of the sales charts in several countries, France and Brazil among them. headtopics.com
And Tuesday, when Netflix disclosed quarterly earnings, the company revealed that 75 million member accounts worldwide tuned in for Snyder’sArmyin its first four weeks of release. (Netflix’s viewing metric counts two minutes of viewing time of a series or movie — long enough to show “the choice was intentional,” as the streamer puts it — as a view.) That proved to be more than the streamer’s initial projection of 72 million.
Snyder is repped by CAA, and Warren Dern of Sloan Offer. Stone Quarry is repped by CAA. Read more: Hollywood Reporter »
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