Anywhere Anytime Directors Sign a Contract with Universal
The Daniels is marking a big milestone. The pair of directors in the back Swiss Army Man and this year’s unexpected success, Anything Anywhere Anytimesigned a 5-year development contract with Universal, the studio NoJordan Peele’s is also collaborating with.
Daniel Kwan and Daniel ScheinertThe duo that made their name as director of The Daniels, released their first theatrical film, Swiss Army Man in 2016 through arty indie distributor A24. The supervision of the directors, Anything Anywhere Anytimewas released in March of this year and has proven to be A24’s highest-grossing film ever, generating more than 100 million dollars at the global box office to date. While their track record on a modest budget has been impressive, it’s likely Universal will give them a slightly larger playing field for their signature brand of weird comedy and heartfelt emotion.
Since its inception in 2012, A24 has become known for its powerful films and reputation with genre projects that are a bit weirder, out of tune than most studios tend to produce. The studio releases movies and shows like, Green Knight, Hereditary, Midsummar, Ex Machina, VVitch, Uncut Gems, The hand-devideand Happiness.
If The Daniels deal is similar to the one other directors signed when they signed the exclusive deal, it would give them the opportunity to develop and create new ideas and films under the Universal banner. Studios, while also allowing them to produce films by other artists such as Good. The pair have yet to share what their next project might be.