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Apple revving its interest in feature films to ‘(almost” Netflix-like levels)

Last week Apple’s WWII drama Greyhound, starring and written by Tom Hanks, has become the largest opening-weekend release ever for Apple TV+, including series that have bowed on the service, sources close to Apple  told Deadline. With that success in mind, Fast Company says the tech giant’s ambitions in feature films are “being amped up to (almost) Netflix-like levels.”

Quoting unnamed sources, the article says Apple is discussing plans to release a dozen new movies a year on Apple TV +, roughly one a month. Two to four of those would be blockbuster-type titles such as Greyhound and Emancipation, the runaway-slave thriller starring Will Smith and directed by Antoine Fuqua that Apple recently acquired for $120 million in a bidding war. Another source told Fast Company that Apple is telling Hollywood that it’s now in the market for more tentpole-like feature films.

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Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.