EXCLUSIVE: In response to last weekend’s hugely successful global streaming debut of The war of tomorrow, Skydance and Amazon Studios are in talks, I hear, about developing a sequel to Chris Pratt’s sci-fi pic.
I understand discussions are in place to bring the entire creative gang back in front of and behind the camera, including director Chris McKay and screenwriter Zach Dean; and stars Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, Betty Gilpin, Sam Richardson, Edwin Hodge and Oscar winner JK Simmons. Paramount is also involved in the sequel; the studio originally attached to distributing the first film in theaters.
The global sci-fi action premiered worldwide on July 2 exclusively on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories and debuted at # 1 on streaming platforms over the holiday weekend. , by PostVOD from Screen Engine. The film ranks as the biggest streaming action movie of the summer, starting with Screen Engine’s PostVOD summer reportage in May. There was a great response from Amazon Prime users with 20.55K reviews giving the photo of Pratt 4.5 out of 5 stars – one of the highest quantities and a positive score on the service for their recent releases at the during the opening week. In addition to ranking No. 1 on streaming platforms in the United States, Prime Video achieved a record number of global audiences in Brazil, India, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Australia, Mexico, Argentina and Japan. In land-based 3M Smart TV homes, streaming analytics company Samba TV reported that 2.4M U.S. homes have tune in to Tomorrow war, another big weekend for Amazon following Tom Clancy’s Without remorse (2.3 million American households 3 days by Samba) and Borat Post Moviefilm (1.6 M). Specific to the opening weekend, Tomorrow War was # 1 in the overall entertainment industry (Film & TV / Streaming & Cinema) for Conversation / Social Interest (TV-I) by analytics firm ListenFirst.
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Amazon, as we first told you, picked up The war of tomorrow for $ 200 million from Skydance. The film is part of Amazon’s commitment to amass an arsenal of streaming tentpole franchises, following their Skydance and Paramount’s covers. Tom’s Clancy’s without remorse and Paramount Coming from America, which would be Prime’s most watched movie.
Word of next installment for The war of tomorrow comes on the heels of the recently announced sequel for Skydance’s The old guard at Netflix making Skydance one of the only studios to launch an original movie franchise on two different streamers. The first one Old guard starring Charlize Theron is the 6th most viewed movie on Netflix with 78 million WW households in its first four weeks.
Skydance and Paramount Television Studios also have the series Jack Ryan by Tom Clancy on Amazon.
Tomorrow WarThe world’s success further cements Chris Pratt in his leadership status. Although Pratt enjoyed enormous success in the guardians of the galaxy and Jurassic World franchises, The Tomorrow War is completely original intellectual property.
Amazon and Skydance would not confirm the news regarding Tomorrow war 2.
Here’s Pratt celebrating the news on Tomorrow Warhearing from earlier this week: