The Netflix platform, the big winner of the 2020 film year marked by the pandemic, announced on Tuesday a list of its launches scheduled for 2021, which includes no less than 70 feature films and numerous stars, reports AFP, which took over Agerpres.
The announcement is unusual for a U.S. video-on-demand service that typically shows only one movie at a time and proves Netflix’s power of attack. The platform now far surpasses all Hollywood studios in terms of volume.
The presentation comes shortly after studying Warner Bros. announced, to everyone’s surprise, that it will simultaneously show in cinemas and on its HBO Max platform all its films scheduled for 2021, or 17 titles.
From drama to comedy, SF production, horror, and even western, the online video service has embraced all the major genres of modern cinema, and some titles have been created specifically for important industry awards.
The platform announced only the release dates of ten films, all of which are scheduled between early January and mid-March.
In addition to the list of movies, Netflix has also released a short star-focused video featuring Gal Gadot (“Wonder Woman 1984”), Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (“Fast & Furious” or “Jumanji”). ) and Ryan Reynolds (“Deadpool”).
In addition to these three stars, this year the platform offers productions with Regina King, Adrien Brody, Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock, Octavia Spencer, Jeremy Irons, but also with Leonard DiCaprio or Jennifer Lawrence, all Oscar winners.
As for the director, Jane Campion stands out, with the Oscar-winning “Power of the Dog”, as well as Halle Berry and playwright and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda (musical “Hamilton”), the last two breaking through for the first time behind the camera.
Among the most anticipated feature films are Adam McKay’s “Don’t Look Up” (“The Big Short” and “Vice”), starring Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as “The Harder They Fall,” a western co-produced by rapper Jay-Z, with a fully African-American cast. setup.
Netflix also appears to be betting on “Red Notice,” starring Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds, an action film with a budget of $ 160 million, according to several U.S. media outlets.
At the request of AFP, Netflix did not specify whether any of these films, and which of them, will benefit from the theatrical release.
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