The release schedule for Netflix’s original programming has been the biggest change to television in recent memory. Now, with Hollywood playing catch up, movie studios could be about to co-opt similar tactics.
Fox is reportedly planning to release at least one multi-part movie series within weeks of each other, rather than the usual window of at least a year between installments.
The studio’s three film adaptation of R.L. Stine’s books Fear Street may be released back-to-back-to-back, one month apart from each other.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a studio insider described the plan as “bingeing movies.”
Whether the strategy pays dividends remains to be seen.
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However, whether fans would want to attend the theatres to see a film from the same series three months in a row is debatable.
Perhaps if it were a brand name like Star Wars or LoTR it might be different, but for a new franchise it doesn’t leave much time for word to get out beyond the die-hard fans of the books.
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