Will Smith’s Emancipation Goes To Apple
Apple TV+ Wins Bidding War To Win Will Smith’s Emancipation: It was recently announced that Will Smith’s movie Emancipation is still looking for a streaming platform. The movie was put on Virtual Cannes Market for bidding to decide the OTT partner for the movie. The online bidding was intense with many players in the OTT industry bidding for the movie. In the end, only two were left and it felt like both are not willing to give up on the movie. However, after a lot of heated bidding, Apple TV+ won the war. The new Will Smith movie will stream on Apple TV+.
When Will Smith’s Emancipation Release
Will Smith is not only the main lead of the movie, but he is also the producer. Moreover, Will is a very credible actor and there is a lot of money riding on the movie now. People are already excited about the movie even though the release date of the movie in theatres has not been announced yet. Even Will Smith has no answer to this question. It is not possible to predict when the coronavirus pandemic will come down. Judging from the present scenarios, it is unlikely that the movie will hit the theatres any time soon.
How Much Money Did Apple Bid For To Get Emancipation
Apple TV+ Wins Bidding War To Win Will Smith’s Emancipation: Apple is going all out to get the movies of all the bankable stars of Hollywood. As far as Will Smith’s Emancipation is concerned, the movie has been roped in by Apple TV+ for a whopping $120 million (₹906cr). Apple recently bagged the rights for Tom Hanks-starrer WWII drama Greyhound. It was bought for $70 million and will release on the platform by 10 July. It was the second-highest acquisition of Apple until Emancipation was bought. The company’s highest acquisition remains as Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro-starrer Killers of the Flower Moon. It is yet to release in theatres and will then exclusively come on Apple TV+. The movie was bought for a huge sum of $200 million (Rs. 1,510 crores).
What Is Will Smith’s Emancipation All About
Emancipation is set during the time of the American Civil War. Will Smith plays the lead character who is a slave trying to make his way to the north. He has gone through a lot of torture. Will has to fight against Confederate hunters and swamps of Louisiana to finally join the Union Army.