Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson and Nicholas Hoult

Apple buys drama rights with Samuel L. Jackson and releases first trailer for “Snoopy in Space”

Do you want any more proof that Apple is going to enter everything not only in the series market, but also in the movies market? Well, here it is.

As reported by deadline, Apple recently acquired the rights to the drama “The Banker”starring Samuel L. Jackson (“Pulp Fiction”), Anthony Mackie (the Hawk from the “Avengers” franchise) and Nicholas Hoult (“Mad Max: Fury Road”). The film, written and co-scripted by George Nolfi, will be based on the true story of two black entrepreneurs who, in Texas in the 1950s, tried to persevere with a loan deal for victims of racial segregation.

Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson and Nicholas HoultAnthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson and Nicholas Hoult

If the description and cast above sound like a really good recipe for awards, it’s because they really are: according to sources, the acquisition is one of Apple’s first practical attempts to infiltrate the next awards season. As the film is already in production and should open until the end of the year, nothing prevents – if it is a success, of course – that we see Apple making its presence felt in the coming years. Oscars, for example.

The script for the film is signed by Nolfi with David Smith, Niceole Levy and Stan Younger, while the script was developed by Smith, Younger and Brad Caleb Kane. “The Banker” will have its direct launch on Apple TV +, but it should also have a distribution in cinemas to compete for the awards of the genre. More details will be announced shortly.

“Snoopy in Space”

Meanwhile, Apple’s first production in partnership with Peanuts Worldwide is taking shape: the animated series “Snoopy in Space” today won its first trailer. Check it out:

Launching the trailer today is not free: it is part of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission, which took humanity to the moon for the first time. The synopsis of “Snoopy in Space” shows that the series will have everything to do with the theme of astronomy and space exploration:

“Snoopy in Space” follows Snoopy as his dreams of becoming an astronaut come true when he and Woodstock join the Peanuts gang on a school trip to NASA and are chosen for an elite mission in outer space. As Snoopy and Woodstock fulfill their dreams of training for astronauts and space travel, Charlie Brown and his gang help their friends control the mission.

“Snoopy in Space” is an original Apple production in partnership with DHX Media and the Peanuts Worldwide. It will launch on Apple TV + in the fall of the northern hemisphere – that is, between next September and December.

“Carpool Karaoke”

Finally, the seminal Apple series will survive: Apple today revealed that “Carpool Karaoke: The Series will win a third season. The announcement was made on the YouTube channel of presenter James Corden, and the series will continue to be made available free of charge to anyone who has access to the Apple TV app – there will be no need to subscribe to Apple TV +.

There is still no information about the third season of the program, but it is known that one of the episodes will bring together the main cast of the series “Stranger Things” – the biggest competitor of Apple TV + (Netflix), remember.

According to Apple, the new episodes of the series will arrive “soon”. As the second season of “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” debuted in October 2018, however, it is expected that the third one will also arrive in October – we still have to wait a few months, therefore.

via Apple World Today, 9to5Mac