‘The Batman’ Filmmaker Matt Reeves Inks Overall Film, TV Deal With WB – The Hollywood Reporter

The Batman filmmaker Matt Reeves is staying within the Warner Bros. household. Reeves and his sixth & Idaho banner have signed a first-look take care of the movie studio and re-upped with Warner Bros. TV, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Reeves is hooked up to direct and co-write a sequel to The Batman, the Robert Pattinson movie that grossed $770.8 million globally this yr. He will pen the script with Mattson Tomlin, who labored on the primary installment. On the TV aspect, Warners is shifting ahead with a by-product starring Colin Farrell because the Penguin, the villain he performed in The Batman. Reeves additionally beforehand developed a collection targeted on Gotham’s police, however that has been reconceived as centering on Arkham, the establishment for villains on this world. It is unclear if that collection will come to fruition.

The deal comes at a tumultuous time for Warners following the merger of WarnerMedia and Discovery, which has seen new Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav search $3 billion in price financial savings. Among the casualties has been Batgirl, an already filmed HBO Max venture that was shelved as a tax write-down earlier this month.

A Reeves venture can be among the many casualties of cost-cutting. On Monday, information broke that the Reeves-produced animated collection Batman: Caped Crusader will not have a house on HBO Max. However, based on sources, the collection is deep into manufacturing and shall be shopped elsewhere.

Reeves is a cerebral filmmaker who additionally creates tasks with mass attraction. Before Batman, he helmed the ultimate two installments of the Planet of the Apes prequel collection. He lower his tooth directing Cloverfield, the 2008 discovered footage hit.

Reeves is the primary filmmaker to obtain a first-look deal underneath the management of recent Warners movie bosses Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy. Securing Reeves comes at a time wherein the studio seeks to guarantee filmmakers that it’s nonetheless a talent-friendly studio within the wake of Batgirl’s cancellation.

“Making this legendary studio my home is a dream,” stated Reeves in a press release. “I am so excited to be working with Mike, Pam, and [Warner Bros. Television Group chairman] Channing [Dungey] and our teams to bring captivating stories I am truly passionate about to the big and small screen.”

Deadline first reported the information.

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