The creators and showrunners of the “Game of Thrones” David Benioff and D. B. Weiss plans to sign a long-term agreement with Disney, Amazon, or Netflix. According to sources, the last couple of weeks, the leader was Amazon, but Netflix made a better offer.
Disney, which is also negotiating with screenwriters, intends to offer them the production of films for the television network FX. Showrunners of the “Game of Thrones” are already cooperating with the studio and in 2022 should release a film on “Star Wars”.
Insiders say that Benioff and Weiss want to sign a $ 200 million contract to surpass Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, authors of The World Of The Wild West, who previously signed a 150 million deal with Amazon.
If they sign a global contract with Disney, Amazon or Netflix, filmmakers for several years will be engaged in films or TV shows exclusively for one of these companies. Negotiations with them led Comcast, WarnerMedia and Apple. HBO, with whom the screenwriters are working, refused to fight.
Previously, the Games of Thrones fans demanded to retake the final season of the series with other – competent – writers. The author of the petition believes that the show runners of the series have shown themselves helpless without a primary source, that is, books, and could not write a worthy ending for the series. Actors of the “Game of Thrones” called these demands a manifestation of disrespect for the work of the film crew.
For the script and the last episode of “Game of Thrones” Benioff and Weiss were nominated for the television award “Emmy 2019”, which also caused discontent of the audience.
In the near future, the authors will be engaged in a new film in the Star Wars universe, which will follow the ninth episode of Skywalker. Sunrise”. The new film will be released on December 16, 2022.