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Matt Reeves and Netflix Win Bidding Rights for Sci-Fi Short Story Life Sentence

February 24, 2018 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris

Deadline.com reports that Matt Reeves and Netflix have won a bidding war for the film rights to the sci-fi short story, Life Sentence. The story comes from Matthew Baker and follows a world where criminals have their memories erased instead of them going to prison.

The film project is set to focus on a man who had his memory erased and who “finds himself trying to reconcile his past actions and relationships.” Eight other studios were in the running to acquire the adaptation rights, including Amazon Studios, Warner Bros, Universal. MWM Studios, Fox 2000, New Regency, Gaumont, and Apple.

Netflix’s winning bid for the story was said to be in the six figure range against seven figures if the film eventually gets made. Additionally, the writer wanted to see the project made into a movie rather than a TV series, which is the direction Apple wanted to take the project.

Matt Reeves is attached to develop the project as a producer his 6th and Idaho banner.

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