Killers of the Flower Moon,” which is currently in pre-production will produce and direct projects for Apple TV+ as part of the multi-year deal.
“Based on David Grann’s book of the same name, Killers of the Flower Moon tells the story of the Osage Indian Nation murders in 1920s Oklahoma, which dovetailed with the rise of the FBI. “We think it’s a Western,” Scorsese said previously of the project.” Vanity Fair reports
“Paramount, the distributor of the film, reportedly told Scorsese this spring to seek out other partners as the movie’s budget ballooned to over $200 million. Apple stepped in to finance the project and serve as its creative studio.” Indiewire Reports
Apple in a partnership with A24 has acquired finished films such as the documentary “Boys State,” for $12 million at the Sundance Film Festival .It also acquired “Greyhound,” the Tom Hanks World War II drama from Sony for $70 million.
Sikelia Productions manages and produces Scorsese’s productions. Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions signed a multi-year TV and film first-look that Elisabeth Moss would be starring in a limited series.