Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman might have been one of the most expensive movies ever produced by Netflix, but the legendary director is setting up a long-term relationship with its streaming rival Apple. Not only is Apple producing Scorsese’s next movie, Killers of the Flower Moon, it’s now been reported that he has signed a new deal with the tech giant.
According to Variety, Martin Scorsese and his production company Sikelia Productions have signed a first-look film and TV deal with Apple. This doesn’t mean that everything Scorsese brings to Apple will get made, but it looks likely that we will see a number of future projects from the filmmaker released onto Apple TV+.
Killers of the Flower Moon is a historical crime drama starring Scorsese regulars Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. It was originally due to start production in March, but was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The film will now start shooting in February 2021. The project reportedly carries a hefty $215 million price tag–Apple will finance the film, while Paramount will distribute it.
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