Netflix aims to make Bright a living room blockbuster

Netflix will instead release the movie to the company’s 109 million streaming customers around the world to watch at home. It will be difficult to gauge if Bright is a hit, because Netflix does not disclose viewership data. He noted the film had production values as high as any of his other big movies, but asked: “Does it penetrate in the same way?”
Netflix argues that today’s internet-ready TVs and surround sound systems can provide a theater-quality experience at home. The movie, set in Los Angeles in a world where orcs, elves and other fantastic creatures co-exist with humans, cost more than $90 million to make, and it is the kind of rich, cinematic action movie traditionally generally considered best on the giant screen. The company’s computer algorithm looks at more than 100 factors to identify those subscribers, he said. Bright will also be released initially in two theaters in the United States and 10 in Britain. Although Netflix has released smaller, less expensive original films this way, Bright is more of a gamble. While the filmmakers might have liked a wider run in theaters for Bright, they were impressed by Netflix’s ability to release the film simultaneously in homes around the world, producer Bryan Unkeless said. “There’s an emotional overwhelming that happens when you watch something in a movie theater with 400 people, right?” Smith said. The promotions go only to customers who Netflix considers likely to enjoy the film based on their viewing history, Chris Jaffe, vice president of user interface innovation, told reporters earlier this month. Utilizing its extensive data about viewer tastes, it began showing movie trailers at that time to targeted subscribers. The company began promoting Bright on the streaming service back in March, much earlier than usual. Bright will be subtitled in 26 languages and dubbed in nine of them. At the red-carpet premiere for Bright in Los Angeles, its star said he wondered how audiences would react to seeing the film on televisions or mobile devices. At a new production space and offices in Hollywood, Netflix employs a color scientist and other technical experts to help filmmakers incorporate innovations. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App Both were used in Bright. Very few cinemas, however, will be showing the fantasy thriller starring Will Smith when it debuts on Friday. 2017-12-22T16:44:12+00:00″>
Published: December 22, 2017 4:44 pm

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