Netflix has agreed multi-year US licensing deal granting it exclusive rights to house Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) films following their theatrical and home entertainment release windows.
Building on Netflix’s pre-existing deal with Sony Pictures Animation films, the agreement gives the streaming giant exclusive “first pay window” rights to SPE movies beginning with its 2022 film slate.
This includes Uncharted, Morbius, Where the Crawdads Sing, and Bullet Train.
It also covers future releases such as the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel and several more films featuring Marvel characters, including future Venom and Spider-Man movies, plus expected Jumanji and Bad Boys follow-ups.
Netflix will also get the first look at any direct-to-streaming films from Sony, some of which it has committed to make.
“Sony Pictures is a great partner and we are thrilled to expand our relationship through this forward-thinking agreement,” said Scott Stuber, Netflix’s head of global films. “This not only allows us to bring their impressive slate of beloved film franchises and new IP to Netflix in the US, but it also establishes a new source of first run films for Netflix movie lovers worldwide.”
The Uncharted movie, which was recently delayed, is the first feature film from PlayStation Productions, a studio formed by Sony Interactive Entertainment to adapt its original game properties for film and television.
PlayStation Productions is also working on a The Last of Us adaptation with HBO, a live-action Ghost of Tsushima movie helmed by John Wick director Chad Stahelski, and a Twisted Metal TV series from Deadpool’s writers, among other projects.