'Hotel Transylvania 4' rolls out of theaters and Sony approaches a $ 100 million Amazon deal
It seems that The Addams Family 2 will have movie screens all to themselves on October 1, as Sony Pictures Animation and Amazon are about to sign a $ 100 million worldwide streaming deal for the film debut of Hotel Transylvania - A monstrous exchange (Hotel Transylvania: Transformania). The news that the Drac Pack is likely headed to Prime Video follows last week's watercooler speech that Hotel Transylvania - A monstrous exchange (Hotel Transylvania: Transformania) could skip theaters due to waves of COVID and cinematic vaccine mandates in New York and other major cities that will keep out children under 12, who still don't have access to a vaccine.
Under the deal, Sony will retain the rights to home entertainment and online TV as well as the China exhibition, as announced in the magazine Variety. Unlike other big studios, Sony doesn't have its own streaming service - it has a large deal with Netflix for its next feature list, and this year it released its animated titles. The Mitchells vs. the Machines e live on the streamer, while his recent live-action titles have aired on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Apple TV + and Amazon.
Directed by Jennifer Kluska and Derek Drymon from a screenplay by Amos Vernon, Nunzio Randazzo and franchise creator / executive producer Genndy Tartakovsky, Hotel Transylvania - A monstrous exchange (Hotel Transylvania: Transformania) finds Drac facing his most terrifying task: when Van Helsing's mysterious invention, the "Monstrous Ray", goes haywire, Drac and his monster friends turn into humans and Johnny becomes a monster!
The voice cast also includes Selena Gomez as Mavis, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key, Steve Buscemi, David Spade, Brian Hull, Asher Blinkoff, Brad Abrell, Fran Drescher, Jim Gaffigan and Molly Shannon. Gomez is also executive producer alongside Michelle Murdocca; Alic Dewey Goldstone is the producer.
Hotel Transylvania is one of the best-performing animated film franchises of all time, with the previous three installments earning $ 1,36 billion at the box office worldwide.