The 21 Jump Street boys are putting down roots at Sony.
Variety reports Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the men behind surprisingly well-made movies like The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Lord co-wrote the screenplay) will be setting up shop with Sony Pictures as part of an overall deal. The two began working with Sony on Sunny with a Chance of Meatballs; sowing the seeds for a long-term relationship despite the pair’s adventures at Warner Bros. for The Lego Movie and their never-realized attempt at The Flash, their well-publicized misadventure with Lucasfilm and Solo: A Star Wars Story, and their previous overall television production deal at 20th Television.
The new agreement will see their Lord Miller Productions develop “live-action and animated series in both comedy and drama,” but of particular interest to us is their intention to develop television shows based on Sony’s piece of the Marvel pie: the Spider-Verse itself.
Though not referencing the Spider-Verse, Sony Pictures Television Chairman Mike Hopkins said in a statement, “Building on our strong IP and creating new franchises has been a key focus for SPE, and the best way to do that is to invest in remarkable storytellers like Phil and Chris. We are thrilled to welcome them to the SPT family.”
So all of those Spider-Verse fans hoping for a Spider-Ham cartoon or a Spider-Man Noir series may get their wishes fulfilled.
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