Apple signs multi-year, first-look deal with Adam McKay’s Hyperobject Industries

Apple has landed a multi-year, first-look deal for scripted feature films with Hyperobject Industries, the multi-platform production company from Oscar-winning writer/director/producer Adam McKay, reports Deadline.

About Adam McKay

McKay is an American film and television director, producer, screenwriter, and comedian. He rose to prominence in the 2000s for his collaborations with comedian Will Ferrell and co-wrote his comedy films “Anchorman,” “Talladega Nights,” and “The Other Guys.”

Moving into more dramatic territory in the 2010s, McKay’s “The Big Short” saw him was nominated for several awards including two Academy Awards, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay (with co-writer Charles Randolph), and two British Academy Film Awards, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. He and Randolph won Best Adapted Screenplay at the Academy Awards, the BAFTA Film Awards, and the WGA Awards. For his work on the Dick Cheney biographical film “Vice,” McKay received Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.

About Hyperobject Industries

McKay’s Hyperobject Industries team includes his longtime producer Kevin Messick and producers Betsy Koch and Todd Schulman. Though the production company has a wide range of features, series, podcasts and documentaries, the deal with Apple is for scripted feature films.

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