Since the pandemic has hit the film industry hard in the past 18 months, we have seen many production studios adapt to the current situation by distributing their films on streaming media services. Or, to be more precise, don’t do anything at all, just press the movie until it can be shown in theaters. There have been successful cases in both cases. “Destiny 9” and “Godzilla vs. King Kong” performed well at the box office, and “Spirit of the Soul” and other works attracted a large number of viewers on Disney Plus.
Sony Pictures has naturally seen these situations, and is now signing a $100 million deal with Amazon: This will make the fourth episode of the studio’s lively children’s animated film series “Scream Hotel” skip the cinema. Don’t climb on the big screen, premiere directly on streaming media.
The news in this report comes from Variety. The media mentioned that the series have been a huge success for Sony so far. Since the original works were released in 2012, the company has netted more than 1.3 billion U.S. dollars in movie theaters around the world. As the film’s release window approaches, “Scream Hotel 4” is once again facing the pandemic, and Sony is constantly exploring alternative ways to launch this film. This movie will be the last chapter of the series, and Amazon is expected to become its landing point.
But there is no response from Sony or Amazon.