Apple Pays $ 120 Million For Rights To "Emancipation" Starring Will Smith

The Apple accountant must get bad every time the person responsible for Apple TV + He enters his office to ask him for money for a new production. And on top of that, it cannot be denied. You have direct orders from above to pay all the bills that Apple TV + presents to you.

And as a good accountant, he has an Excel, or in his case a Numbers, with the income and expenses of Apple TV +. He has had to lengthen the column of the balance to fit the figure, in which billions of dollars already appear. In negative.

Apple has acquired the worldwide rights to «Emancipation«, A future film with Antoine Fuqua directing Will Smith in an action thriller, with scripts by Willam N. Collage, as Deadline explains in his article.

The film is an action thriller that tells of Peter’s heartbreaking escape (Will Smith), a runaway slave forced to outwit his cold-blooded hunters and the relentless Louisiana swamps, on a tortuous journey north where he joins the Union Army.

Deadline reports that there were seven candidates to keep the rights when the package was released last week on the Virtual Cannes market. Bids exceeded $ 75 million, leaving a final fight between Warner Bros and Apple. The latter finally closed the deal last night for its Apple TV + streaming platform.

The amount of the purchase has reached that has reached net $ 105 million, but when the backend expenses are added, the agreement will exceed the $ 120 million when everything is closed and signed.

Of course, if Apple continues to invest in new projects for Apple TV + in this way, perhaps, when the year of free subscription I have, I even subscribe and everything.

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