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Spielberg's latest horror can only be watched at night

Spielberg's latest horror can only be watched at night”

The idea of Spielberg writing a streaming series is a bit ironic, since the legendary director has railed against the evils of streaming in the past. When the Quibi app launches it will display a countdown until sunset for where you are at. Quibi - the title is short for "Quick Bites" - will feature episodes of original content with segments that run for 7 to 10 minutes each. Wowza. Quibi will offer 125 pieces of content a week from talents such as the above-mentioned Steven Spielberg, along with the likes of Steven Soderbergh (Traffic), Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth), and Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, The Evil Dead). And now they've landed one big fish: Steven Spielberg.

Spielberg is revitalizing his 80s Amazing Stories anthology sci-fi TV show for the launch of Apple TV+. But sticking to this killer-sounding Spielberg's After Dark series, for the time being, Katzenberg went on to say that Spielberg has already "written five or six episodes of a 10- or 12-chapter story".

Details of Quibi were released over the weekend by founder Jeffery Katzenberg.

Spielberg's After Dark (sexy saxophone plays) joins a growing roster of content coming to Quibi - a mobile-exclusive streaming platform that places an emphasis on short-form content, which Katzenberg believes will be more attractive for today's younger consumers. "He hasn't [written anything in a while] so getting him to write something is fantastic". He said that his business partner Meg Whitman came up with an idea - tagged as Spielberg's After Dark presentation - to put a clock within the Quibi player to mean that viewers will only have a limited amount of time to watch the show. While the filmmaker rarely receives writing credits - he has writing credits on only three of his films, and "story by" credits on two others - he's had a hand in writing or re-writing almost every film he's made (something that tends to annoy credited screenwriters from time to time).

Quibi will launch in the USA on April 6, 2020 and will cost $4.99 per month. Pricing is set at $5 or $8 a month depending on if you want to look at ads. And they're aiming to be something new in terms of media, not just "short form" entertainment.



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