Netflix Looking To Acquire Rights To Horror Movie ‘Polaroid’ | Film News
With The Weinstein Company thankfully all but dead, it means plenty of projects either previously in development or on the shelf at the company are stuck in a sort of limbo. One such project is Lars Klevberg‘s horror movie Polaroid, but it looks like it might get a second life, as Deadline reports that Netflix is looking to acquire the rights to the film.
The film follows a high school loner who stumbles upon a vintage polaroid camera, unaware of the dark secrets that are tied to it. But it doesn’t take long to discover that those who have their picture taken meet a tragic end. The film is written by Blair Butler (Hell Fest) and stars Kathryn Prescott, Grace Zabriskie, and Mitch Pileggi.
The film was originally set to hit cinemas on October 4 of last year, the day before the Weinstein scandal broke in The New York Times, but it was then pulled from release indefinitely. Marketing materials had already been made, with posters reportedly showing up in theatre lobbies right up until the decision was made.
Netflix has made a habit of picking up projects from the scrap heap. The most famous is the acquisition of The Cloverfield Paradox from Paramount earlier this year. The film was announced in an ad during the Super Bowl, and was made for streaming immediately after the game. The streaming giant also acquired Andy Serkis‘ long-in development Jungle Book movie Mowgli from Warner Bros. earlier this year.
There may be a multitude of reasons for Netflix acquiring Polaroid, but one of them might be that director Klevberg has recently become a bit of a hot commodity, having recently been named the director of MGM’s upcoming Child’s Play remake.
It’s always a good thing when someone saves a finished movie from the ashes, so hopefully a deal will get done between the two companies and we’ll be able to get a look at Polaroid some time soon. If you want to get a glimpse of what the film looks like, check out the original trailer below, which was released back in July of last year in preparation for the previous release date.
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