Streaming platforms have seen their place grow within the industry with the health crisis. The giants in the middle continue to sniff out good moves and pay out great sums to obtain exclusives. This is how “Hotel Transylvania: Monster Changes” files on Amazon Prime Video.
Hotel Transylvania : the last opus condemned to the small screen
The first three films Hotel Transylvania met with great success, with a total box office of $ 1.361 billion. The franchise enjoys a good notoriety but the saga will end with the fourth and next opus. Subtitle Monster Changes, the film was due out this summer but the context did not make Sony want to risk a visit to theaters. Postponed to next October 6 with us, it should eventually end up on the small screen.
Variety announces that the studio is getting ready to sell the rights to Amazon Prime Video for a roundet check for $ 100 million. In the United States, the Delta variant is rampant and worries public opinion. Sony prefers to get rid ofHotel Transylvania 4 rather than remain in limbo. The studios do not hesitate to sort it out by sending certain titles to the small screen. Those who have a platform at hand can thus downgrade the films or think of hybrid models (Fox with HBO Max, Disney +). Then there are the others, like Sony, who happily cash beautiful checks.
This news means that the release in French theaters is also compromised. The situation is not yet clear with regard to our country. It seems that only China still has the right to a passage on the big screen. The deal also includes a preservation of rights by Sony for this country, as well as for the exploitation of the film on DVD / Blu-Ray. In view of the financial success of the first three components, the amount spent by Amazon is not delusional. The commercial potential of such an acquisition is strong, especially since we are talking about a final shutter.
The storyline will tell how Dracula and the other members of the hotel are transformed into humans after being hit by a ray developed by Van Helsing. This upheaval will cause panic among those concerned and delusional situations. For the first time, director Genndy Tartakovsky is no longer in charge. He is replaced by the duo Derek Drymon / Jennifer Kluska. On the departures side, Adam Sandler and Kevin James are no longer vocally involved. Brian Hull and Brad Abrell take their place.