News culture 700 million dollars! This is the amount Netflix spent on this completely crazy film starring the Doctor Strange actor
Published on 09/15/2023 at 4:20 p.m.
A strange film is going to be released on Netflix and here is the trailer! Actor Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) plays a colorful character.
A crazy film is coming to Netfix! It is “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar”, directed by Wes Anderson. The short film is adapted from Roald Dahl’s short story of the same name published in 1977. The famous British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Doctor Strange in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe), returns in the role of Henry Sugar. In this short film, he plays a rich man addicted to gambling who meets a certain Imrhat Khann, a patient who can see with his eyes sewn shut. Faced with such a feat, he decides to steal his book which explains this famous power to use it in the casinos. But he quickly realizes that this power could have a more noble use.
During the Venice Film Festival, the famous international film festival, a select few were able to discover the film during a preview. And for those who were unable to be present, they can console themselves with the trailer which was unveiled this Thursday. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar will be released on September 27 on Netflix.
The start of a long series
Roald Dahl fans who have a Netflix account have reason to be happy. Indeed, Wes Anderson’s film is the first in a series of short films on the world of the British writer produced by Netflix. Subsequently, other adaptations such as “Le Cygne”, “Le Chien de Claude” and “Venin” will be released on September 28, 29 and 30 respectively.
This project follows the purchase of the Roald Dalh Story studio which dates back to the start of the 2021 school year. The SVOD service decided to buy the company for $700 million. At the time, Ted Sarandos, co-CEO of Netflix, and Luke Kelly, CEO of Roald Dalh Story Company, explained that the purchase came from a mutual desire to grow the firm, while adding that he wanted to preserve the soul of the studio. “As we bring these timeless tales to more audiences in new formats, we are committed to preserving their unique spirit and universal themes of surprise and kindness,” reads a blog post.