Netflix may not be at Cannes this year to premiere any films, but the streaming giant is wasting no time in making its presence known in the festival’s competitive marketplace.
Earlier this week, Netflix tried to snap up the festival’s opening film, Asghar Farhadi’s Everybody Knows, but Focus Features ultimately emerged with the rights. Now, within a couple of days, it’s already signed its first deal for animated film Next Gen.
The movie, which is directed by first-timers Kevin Adams and Joe Ksander, follows two boys who become friends in a world populated by robots. It boasts a diverse voice cast that includes Jason Sudeiki, David Cross, Constance Wu, Charlyne Yi and Michael Pena.
The deal, which was negotiated by CAA, is pegged at around $30 million for the worldwide rights to the movie – with the exception of China, where Netflix does not currently operate.