The next batch of movies you see starring Adam Sandler won’t be on the big screen. The actor and comedian has signed a deal to star in and produce four feature films for online streaming giant turned production studio Netflix.
In a statement on the matter, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said people love Sandler’s films on Netflix and often watch them again and again. His appeal spans across viewers of all ages – everyone has a favorite movie not just in the US but all over the world, Sarandos added.
In typical comedic fashion, Sandler said that when the fine people of Netflix came to him with an offer to make four movies, he immediately said yes for one reason and one reason only: Netflix rhymes with wet chicks. He also joked on Instagram that he was trying to sign up for Netflix but accidentally ended up with the four flick deal.
Love him or hate him, Sandler’s films have grossed more than $3 billion at the box office with hits like The Waterboy, Big Daddy, The Wedding Singer, Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore.
The films will be developed by Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions in conjunction with Netflix and will exclusively debut online in nearly 50 countries around the globe. No word yet if Rob Schneider will be in every film or not.