The $100 Million Five Movie Deal: Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuaron and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Posted on Tuesday, May 8th, 2007 by Peter Sciretta
Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth), Alfonso CuarÃ³n (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Children of Men) and Alejandro GonzÃ¡lez IÃ±Ã¡rritu (Babel) have joined together as a team. The Mexican director trio, who conceived the idea independently, are attempting to sell themselves in an “all-or-nothing, five-picture deal,” according to the LA Times.
The three directors created arguably three of the top 10 movies of 2006, and they know it. They are hoping that an American studio to bankroll the five films for $100 million. That’s a deal and a half if you ask me. Carlos CuarÃ³n (Rudo y Cursi) and Rodrigo GarcÃa (Passengers, Six Feet Under) would also be included in the deal, which the paper says will likely include at least two Spanish language films. Sources also claim that all five films have been identified and budgets had been estimated, but some of the projects do not yet have finished scripts. Universal will likely end up with the five-picture deal.