Trailer: War for the Planet of the Apes

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

Netflix Signs Deal to Showcase Movies in Theaters


According to the Wall Street Journal, the first two movies to be released are The Siege of Jadotville and Mascots (October 7 and October 13 respectively). In addition, “with the iPic deal, Netflix and iPic are betting that upscale audiences will pay a premium – one beyond the price of their Netflix subscription or even a normal movie ticket – to see certain films on a big screen,” reports Screen Rant. With this partnership, Netflix may also have its sights on attaining an Academy Awards statuette. According to official guidelines, the company will need to screen one of its movies in “commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County” for “at least seven consecutive days, during which period screenings must occur at least three times daily, with at least one screening beginning between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. daily.”

For both parties, this collaboration may seem bountiful in a positive light, but as professed by The National Association of Theater Owners via The Verge, it may ruin company-to-consumer exclusivity:

The National Association of Theater Owners (NATO) has responded to the iPic deal, warning against digital and theatrical joint releases. “Simultaneous release, in practice, has reduced both theatrical and home revenues when it has been tried,” NATO president John Fithian said in a statement. “Just as Netflix and its customers put a value on exclusivity, theater owners and their customers do too.”

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