It looks as though Amazon is about to get serious in regard to its ownership of MGM and all of its various properties.
A new report from Deadline is stating that Amazon is finally moving ahead with work on MGM’s properties which it purchased more than a year ago. It has ambitious plans to bring them to both film and television in the near future.
Both Legally Blonde and Stargate are being examined to be rebooted both on film and television. In the case of the latter, it is believed the film would be the first priority. In the case of RoboCop, both avenues are being examined, but it is believed that the TV version would be up first.
Exclusively on the TV side of things, Fame, Barbershop, and The Magnificent Seven are all currently being examined.
Further down the line, an animated Pink Panther film, Thomas Crown Affair, and Poltergeist are all being examined.
These aren’t the very first projects that have been discussed. It has already been revealed that the Creed franchise has both a TV series and an anime in the works. Sylvester Stallone also now has a first-look deal with Amazon via his Balboa Productions, and there is talk of expanding the Rocky franchise as well.
Amazon purchased MGM and its properties for $8.5B, closing the deal in March 2022. With feature films, Prime Video, and Freevee all in the need of content, it is only a matter of when, not if, the majority of these properties go into production.