Jason Bateman is back at it again producing and directing a new family drama that’s set to premiere for the streaming giant Netflix in fall 2020.
Daniel Richtman, working exclusively on Patreon, was the first to reveal the news and the details of the upcoming movie on the 18th of April.
Movie Night might just as well be a straight comparison to Shawn Levy’s Night at the Museum wherein inanimate objects come to life at a semi-scary way. However, for Movie Night, the movie will be revolving around a tour bus full of guests trying to get out of a studio where all the inanimate sets have come to life.
Apparently connected to the film is wrestler slash movie star John Cena, according to Richtman, alongside Jason Bateman who will be directing. To go along with his directing prowess, Bateman will also serve as a producer alongside Michael Costigan, Joe Roth, and Jeff Kirshenbaum.
Aggregate Films, the production house behind Ozark, and Roth Kirschenbaum Films, who are responsible for Dolittle, will be the studios responsible for the film.
With all these, Jason Bateman isn’t a stranger’s name in the Netflix universe. His first project for the streaming giant was when Netflix revived a comedy wherein Bateman was one of the stars. He’s also involved with projects like Netflix Original Ozark which just added their newest season early in the year. To add to that, Bateman also has a first-look deal with the streamer that was signed in July 2018.
No Netflix project for John Cena as of yet, though. Mostly known for his stunts in the wrestling world, Cena also has some amazing films under his name including Dolittle, Bumble Bee, and Ferdinand. Not to mention as Vin Diesel’s brother in one.
Nothing’s set in stone yet, though. The fall of 2020 release date may have yet to take into account that all productions are halted not just for Netflix, but for the whole world.