Channing Tatum fears the golden age of content has already had its last dance.
The ‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’ star opens up about the rise of streaming platforms and the resulting decline in content quality in a new interview with Forbes.
“The film industry is changing so much,” Tatum said. “It’s a different era now and it’s getting crazier and crazier with streamers. I fear a little for the narration of all this. I think there will be less good storytelling and a lot more product out there.
Tatum reflected on the 2015 film ‘Magic Mike XXL’ driven by profits more than the film itself.
“We made ‘Magic Mike 2’ for $12 million and they spent $60-70 million selling it. So, we’re spending exponentially more money to sell a movie than to actually make the thing for you. It should be the other way around,” Tatum said. “We could be spending the money on the thing the viewer will actually see and now it’s just who can create the most noise to break through the catastrophic wave of content that comes out every single day.”
The ‘Pussy Island’ actor confirmed that his upcoming ‘Ghost’ remake will instead focus on the level of storytelling worthy of revisiting the beloved film, saying, ”Ghost’ is truly coming to a place we can truly be proud and we really want go do.
Academy Award winner Quentin Tarantino recently spoke out against streamers like Netflix for greenlighting big-budget films that “don’t exist in the zeitgeist.”
“I mean, and I don’t blame anyone, but apparently for Netflix, Ryan Reynolds made $50 million on this movie and $50 million on that movie and $50 million on the next movie for them,” Tarantino said. at Cannes 2023. “I don’t know what those films are. I’ve never seen them. You have? I never spoke to Ryan Reynolds’ agent, but his agent said, “Well, it cost $50 million.” Well, it’s good for him that he’s making so much money. But those movies don’t exist in the zeitgeist. It’s almost like they don’t even exist.”