Entertainment05 January 2018
- Writer, Director, Producer Matt Reeves will make Netflix his creative home for feature films under an exclusive multi-year deal, one of the first of its kind at Netflix
- Netflix will get an exclusive first look at any feature films that Reeves wants to produce and/or direct under his production company, 6th & Idaho
- Quote from Scott Stuber, head of the film initiative at Netflix: “Matt is a fantastic storyteller with a unique vision and his track record speaks for itself. At Netflix we are partnering with the best filmmakers and know that Matt and his team will bring great inventive films to our global audience. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome him to the Netflix family.”
- Quote from Matt Reeves: “Netflix is at the forefront of a new age in how storytellers are reaching their audience. I am incredibly excited to be working with Scott and our teams to find and create thrilling, character-centered genre stories, and to guide and nurture new filmmaking voices.”
- Reeves helmed the acclaimed Let Me In, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and its follow-up War for the Planet of the Apes. Reeves is currently working on The Batman, the next iteration of Batman for Warner Bros., which he is writing and directing.
- 6th & Idaho includes Adam Kassan, Senior Vice President and Rafi Crohn, Director of Development. Current projects include: Mouse Guard at Fox with Wes Ball directing, The Passage at Fox Broadcasting and The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole with Fox Animation.
- Reeves is repped by CAA, 3 Arts and Jackoway Tyerman
ABOUT MATT REEVES (Writer/Director/Producer)
Reeves came to feature film prominence in 2008 as the director of the acclaimed science fiction horror hit, Cloverfield for Paramount Pictures. The modestly budgeted film set a domestic record for January release, and went on to gross over $175 million dollars worldwide.
In 2014, Reeves directed Dawn of the Planet of the Apes starring Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke and Keri Russell. The film grossed over $700 million worldwide. This summer, he returned to the Apes franchise by writing and directing War for the Planet of the Apes, which stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson and Judy Greer. The film has grossed over $400 million worldwide since being released on July 14, 2017.
In 2010, Reeves directed Let Me In starring Kodi Smit-McPhee and Chloe Grace Moretz. Acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, the film is a remake of the Swedish horror film Let the Right One In, about the relationship between a bullied young boy and his new neighbor, a young girl who turns out to be a vampire.
Prior to that, Reeves co-created the popular television series Felicity, starring Golden Globe Award winning actress Keri Russell. Reeves served as executive producer with partner and co-creator J.J. Abrams. He frequently directed episodes during the show’s four-season run, including the 1998 pilot for the WB network.
Reeves made his feature directorial debut with Miramax’s 1996 dark comedy, The Pallbearer, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, David Schwimmer, and Barbara Hershey. He developed the screenplay with co-writer Jason Katims through Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute.
In 1999, Matt co-wrote and co-produced James Gray’s critically acclaimed feature, The Yards, starring Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix, and Charlize Theron.
He first gained the attention of the industry with his award-winning student short, “Mr. Petrified Forrest” upon graduating from USC’s prestigious cinema school. Reeves got his start in 1995 when a screenplay he penned in college with classmate Richard Hatem was purchased by Warner Brothers, and later turned into “Under Siege 2: Dark Territory”.
For the small screen, in addition to the pilot for “Felicity”, Reeves helmed the pilot episodes of “Gideon’s Crossing” and “Miracles” for ABC, “Conviction” for NBC, and series episodes of NBC’s “Homicide: Life on the Street” and ABC’s “Relativity”.
Up next, he will write and direct The Batman for Warner Bros.
Reeves currently lives with his wife in Los Angeles.