Three years ago, Adam Sandler signed a deal to make four original movies for Netflix . . . and at the time it seemed like he was either bailing on his declining theatrical movie career for a truckload of cash . . .
Or he wanted to go ‘indie,’ and make the kind of movies he wasn’t able to do in Hollywood. Well, it definitely turned out to be Option 1.
The first two movies “The Ridiculous Six” and “The Do-Over” weren’t really noteworthy . . . other than that they’re historically low on ‘Rotten Tomatoes,’ at 0% and 5% respectively.
But Netflix subscribers HAVE been streaming them, because the company just extended their deal, and ordered four MORE movies.
The third movie under the original four-movie deal is “Sandy Wexler”, and it hits Netflix on April 14th. The fourth movie is about to begin production, but there isn’t a release date or any other details yet.
Netflix says Adam’s first two movies for them have been “extremely successful” . . . but they haven’t released any actual viewership numbers. And there’s no word how much they’re paying him under either of these deals.