Warner Bros. is going all-in with Robert Pattinson, as he prepares to dawn the cowl in the upcoming The Batman.
Pattinson has signed a first-look overall production deal that encompasses the whole spectrum of Warner divisions, including Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Television and HBO Max. The deal, first reported by The Hollywood Reporter represents the actor’s first foray into producing, also takes into account a range of releasing platforms, among them theatrical, SVOD and television. Pattinson said in a statement,
“Warner Bros Pictures and HBO have always been synonymous with groundbreaking filmmaking,”
“I’m thrilled to be working with them to discover the most exciting new voices in film and television and help bring their visions to life. I’ve loved working with the studio over the years and have so much respect for their dedication, their willingness to take chances and their desire to push the envelope creatively.”
Warners’ president of production and development Courtenay Valenti and New Line president and CCO Richard Brener in a joint statement stated,
“We have been incredibly impressed with Rob’s eye for identifying dynamic new filmmakers,”
“Additionally, he is continually nurturing exciting story ideas into compelling screenplays. We are so excited that Warner Bros. and New Line will be his home and that we get to benefit from his creative, commercial passions.”