Scorsese's Production Company Signs with Apple
A few days ago, reports came that in February 2021, Scorsese will begin production on-location in the Osage Nation for his new film Killers of the Flower Moon (See the original article here). The new $200 million budgeted film will be produced by Apple, following Scorsese working over at Netflix on his Oscar-nominated film The Irishman. Apple seems more willing to give Scorsese the massive budgets and studio support he requires and according to reports this has to do with Apple planning to release a dozen new movies a year on Apple TV+ with two to four of them meant to be blockbusters. This could indicate why lately Apple has just made deals with several big names. So far, they have made deals with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions, Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions, Idris Elba’s Green Door Pictures, distributor A24 and individual talents like Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Alfonso Cuaron, and Oprah Winfrey. This is Apple working to compete with other streaming services who are funding cinema-quality projects. Now, Scorsese has officially joined that line-up. This seems to
Today it's been confirmed that Scorsese will base his Sikelia Productions at Apple with a first-look multi-year film and TV deal with the tech giant. Thus, he will produce and direct projects for the Apple TV+ service. Sikelia Productions has produced and managed all of Scorsese’s projects since 2003. With this deal, Scorsese finally has the backing he's hoped for as classic studios have refused less and less to back his epic-scope concepts. For film fans though, this deal allows a legendary filmmaker to keep doing what he's a master at. Stay tuned!