Netflix wants Nolan, Tarantino and its own “Star Wars”
For years, Netflix has been stirring up the classic Hollywood studio system and making successful films. But there is still a lot missing from the streaming service – like a large mega franchise of its own for the whole family like “Star Wars” or “Harry Potter”.
Since moving from Disney to Netflix, Tendo Nagenda has been Vice President for Original Films at the streaming service, responsible for the major film projects that are launched. The acclaimed hot Oscar candidate “Da 5 Bloods” and the much watched action film “The Old Guard” fall under his responsibility.
But even though Netflix is enjoying such great success in the field of its own film productions, the streamer still has dream projects that should exist in the future. Nagenda revealed this in an interview with the industry magazine Hollywood Reporter.
Netflix is looking for the mega franchise
They are looking for the big adventure film franchise for a wide audience, says Nagenda. As a comparison, he cites the first “Star Wars” film and the first two “Harry Potter” films and states: “Lots of family live action, fantasy, spectacle films that are big and are well received. A ‘Jumanji’ like story. That is the next frontier! “
You are looking for the big adventure film franchise for a wide audience
The streaming service is also looking for a new idea, i.e. does not want to broadcast an existing book series. As a comparison, “Star Wars”, invented by George Lucas, or the “Matrix” series by the Wachowski sisters is used again.
The streaming service is also looking for a new idea
It therefore needs filmmakers with innovative ideas and Netflix is ready to take the risk of implementing such a new idea.
Netflix wants exceptional directors
We would also like to have some names on Netflix that are already known for innovative ideas. When asked about his dream directors, whom he absolutely wanted for a Netflix movie, Nagenda replied: “I would love to get Jordan Peele to make a Netflix movie. We love Chris Nolan, we love Quentin Tarantino. “
“I would love to get Jordan Peele to make a Netflix movie. We love Chris Nolan, we love Quentin Tarantino. “
Getting the cinema advocate Nolan for a Netflix film seems as unrealistic as Tarantino, but at least one series for the streaming service is possible.
It also seems clear to Nagenda that Nolan and Tarantino will not make films for Netflix, who vexmovies an interview with the Hollywood Reporter also chooses an alternative approach to signing them: “We have to concentrate our efforts on finding people at this talent level that we can work with as early as possible and get them to make films just for Netflix. “
We need to focus our efforts on finding people at this talent level who we can work with as early as possible and get them to make films just for Netflix. “
So it remains to be seen what kind of big, new franchise Netflix will bring us in the near future and whether the streaming service will succeed in creating such a connecting event as “Harry Potter” or “Star Wars” that will keep fans busy for years or even decades, even without the cinema experience. to accomplish. And we are very curious to see whether the streaming service will really discover the “next Nolan” or the “next Tarantino”.
First of all, there will be many other films and series on Netflix in August. As always, there is an overview in our monthly overview news: