Peter Berg Pumped Over Return to Theaters Despite Netflix Deal
Peter BergI Ride with Netflix, But ...Let's Get Back to Movie Theaters!!!
6/4/2021 12:50 AM PT
Peter Berg's pumped about movie theaters finally making a pandemic comeback even though he's in business with Netflix, because as he explains ... it's good for the entire film biz.
The producer/director was heading to Gold's Gym in Venice when we got his response to the Memorial Day box office rebound thanks to "A Quiet Place Part II" ... and he seems as excited to head back to the movies as everyone else.
It might seem like Berg's biting the hand that feeds since he recently scored a first-look deal to produce and direct live-action projects for the streaming giant ... but he says that's not the case at all.
Peter points out Netflix can release movies in theaters first, and then on its platform ... and that's actually what they want. He calls it the best of both worlds.
Berg admits box office numbers might take a hit from folks who still opt to watch movies from home -- like millions did last year for his Netflix hit, "Spenser Confidential" -- but he suggests that's a small price to pay.
Oh, and as for all the hubbub about AMC stock amid the theater revival ... Peter simply says beware. And, that goes for crypto, too.