[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”20873″ img_size=”928×523″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]The producing and directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who received an Oscar for their animated film Spider: Into the Spider-Verse; have moved from Fox TV to sign a five-year deal with Sony. This deal, from sources; apparently costs around nine-figures, which is a pretty good check for these two to develop their own projects for the studio.
Their duty is to develop a slew of Marvel-based television series based on the Marvel characters that Sony owns, which includes Spider-Man, Venom, Morbius, Black Cat and Silver Sable, and all of their villains. Some projects will be produced along with Sony Pictures Entertainment’s former co-chairman Amy Pascal; the duo also has the opportunity to bring in characters from the Spider-Verse.
SPT Chairman Mike Hopkins states:
“This is a significant milestone for our television business, having the opportunity to work with two of the most creative forces in the industry in both our film and television businesses. Building on our strong IP and creating new franchises has been a key focus for SPE, and the best way to do that is to invest in remarkable storytellers like Phil and Chris. We are thrilled to welcome them to the SPT family, and I want to thank [SPT co-presidents] Jeff [Frost], Chris [Parnell] and Jason [Clodfelter] for all their hard work in pulling this deal together.”
The TV Side of things will see that the projects are produced under their Lord Miller Productions banner, which is overseen by Aubrey Lee, who is also moving to Sony. The duo stated in a joint statement on Monday:
“We are so grateful to everyone at Sony Pictures Television for choosing to partner with us and expand our enduring relationship with the studio. Together we aim to make groundbreaking work of the highest quality and integrity, and to place that work in convenient proximity to your eyeballs and earholes, wherever you may be.”
Sony Television’s president stated:
“Phil and Chris have reimagined every medium and genre they have touched. Whether it’s television, features or animation, they have created their own unique brand and style. We are so excited to be working with these brilliant creators and showrunners and are looking forward to collaborating with them in every aspect of television — comedy, drama, animation and beyond.”
How do you feel about this talented duo making the switch to Sony?
A girl with too many fandoms to count.