expects to release around 80 original films next year, as it looks to hit the kind of scale in movies that it’s achieved on the TV side, according to chief content officer Ted Sarandos
“They range anywhere from the million-dollar Sundance hit, all the way up to something on a much larger scale,” like Will Smith
,” Sarandos said in an investors’ interview Monday about Netflix
’s third-quarter 2017 results.
,” a cop action-thriller movie directed by David Ayer
, had a reported production price tag of $90 million. It’s set to debut on Netflix
worldwide on Dec. 22. Sarandos also cited as a forthcoming big-budget picture Martin Scorsese
’s gangster movie “The Irishman
,” starring Robert DeNiro
, slated to be released on Netflix
in early 2019. “The Irishman
” has a budget of more $100 million.
Sarandos said with the release of “Bright
” — a “big-budget, event movie” — “I think people will start seeing the potential for this original movie initiative, that it