Apple to retell Spielberg's Amazing Stories

Apple to retell Spielberg's Amazing Stories

Apple to retell Spielberg's Amazing Stories

Apple has kick-started its drive to compete with Netflix and Amazon Prime Video by buying a science-fiction TV series from Steven Spielberg.

Apple is teaming up with award-winning director Steven Spielberg for its first major push into TV programming. Entertainment works with Spielberg's Amblin Television on the series.

According to The Wall Street Journal, each episode will have a budget of more than $5 million, ... "We love being at the forefront of Apple's investment in scripted programming, and can't think of a better property than Spielberg's beloved "Amazing Stories" franchise with the genius of Bryan Fuller at the helm and more exciting creative partnerships to come", said NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke. It was nominated for 12 Emmy awards and won five during its two-year run.

Apple to retell Spielberg's Amazing Stories

It marked a return to TV for Spielberg, who first made a name for himself directing the ABC film, "Duel" in 1971 before moving on to the movie theaters.

Spielberg went on to have huge success in Hollywood as the director of films such as Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan.

Apple is set to invest almost $1 billion in acquiring and producing original TV shows over the next year. It has pledged to spend US$1 billion (S$1.36 billion) on original productions next year. It could revamp Apple Music, where Apple's Carpool Karaoke and Planet of the Apps are found, or it could launch a whole new subscription service. Apple has ordered 10 episodes. The original "Amazing Stories", which ran from 1985-1987, was Spielberg's attempt to create an updated "Twilight Zone" or "The Outer Limits", The Verge reported on Wednesday.

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