Following their domination at the 2023 Oscars with Everything, Everywhere, All at Once, it’s little surprise that A24 Films are seeking to expand their reach.
Word reaches us that the studio, known for their hard-hitting, often surreal horror offerings, are seeking to become one of the Hollywood heavyweights. Furthermore, a trusted source tells us they are feeling the need to expand as a great many of their releases have lost money.
According to sources within the company, A24 are planning to move away from the auteurist drama that has become their calling card, and become more commercial.
A source stated the following:
“The bottom line is that auteur films don’t make any money and are super risky. It’s just not a good long-term strategy. They have to have a good balance of both.”
To that end, the studio seeks to “broaden its horizons” with a look into “Big IP’s and action.”
This does beg the question, what big IPs could A24 possibly bring us? Given their surrealist vibe and hard lean into the supernatural, what horror IPs would work best with A24?
How about A Nightmare on Elm Street? It is well known that the Craven estate has been “fielding pitches” to reboot Freddy Krueger, but so far nothing has materialized. Fans agree that Nightmare would be right at home with A24 Films and some of the filmmakers under their roster.
Similarly, the company could breathe new life into the Amityville IP, bringing a legitimately terrifying haunted house tale to the big-screen. Amityville is begging to escape the public-domain hell the property has fallen into, with zero-budget movies carrying the Amityville name with next-to-nothing related to it in the movie. It’s time we see that iconic house in theatres once more, are you listening, A24?
Only time will tell what properties A24 is able to acquire, but there are plenty of horror IPs out there looking for a good home. We will keep our eye on this and let you know if this stellar company lands any of them.