Paramount has sold the horror film “Eli” to Netflix, marking the third Paramount title in the past year that has been sold to the streaming company.
Directed by Ciaran Foy (“Sinister 2”), “Eli” follows a boy (Charlie Shotwell) who is receiving treatment for his autoimmune disorder, only to discover that the clinic he’s living in may not be as safe as he thinks. The film was set to be the second title released through the new Paramount Players label.
Netflix previously bought another Paramount horror film, “The Cloverfield Paradox,” and released it on Super Bowl Sunday this past February. The streaming service also bought the overseas distribution rights to the Natalie Portman sci-fi film “Annihilation,” with Paramount still releasing the film domestically. While it received critical acclaim, the $40 million film failed to make back its budget with $32 million grossed at the box office.
Netflix will release “Eli” in 2019. The purchase was first reported by Collider.
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