Netflix did just get that $8 billion dollar budget to pump out some serious content, which is quite the pretty penny. This is supposed to allow them to fund about 700 television shows and movies in the not too distant future, which is guaranteed to keep bodies glued to the screen for a while longer.
Akiva Goldsman, who did production on I Am Legend and The Dark Tower, will set up the writers room for the Extreme Universe films to come. His grim style might just be the edge needed to make these movies a big deal when it all finally comes together.
In a statement to Deadline, Scott Stuber, the head honcho behind Originals at Netflix had this to say about all of the recent developments:
“Rob Liefeld’s Extreme Universe features gritty stories and distinctive characters. Akiva’s creative voice has been behind some of the largest movie franchises, making him uniquely capable of helping bring these superheroes from the Extreme Universe to life for Netflix.” Confident words from a confident man.
So far, there are no release dates or official titles out for grabs, but you can be sure they’ll be on the way soon with the deal signed. Who knows, maybe the first deal with China’s Fundamental Films was the best thing that could have happened to Liefeld.