Fresh off the $100m global success of Everything Everywhere All At Once, filmmaking duo Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert have signed an exclusive five-year pact with Universal Pictures.
The Daniels and their producer Jonathan Wang will work with the studio on potential projects. No further details were announced on Tuesday (August 2).
Everything Everywhere All At Once starring Michelle Yeoh crossed $100m at the global box office over the weekend, confirming the time-travelling action title as A24’s biggest global release of all time.
“Daniels are creators who have evolved their craft with a distinct vision and singular voice that is unmistakable across the spectrum of content vying for viewer’s attention,” said Donna Langley, chairman, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group.
“Their films are remarkably theatrical and with only two original projects under their belts, they’ve merely scratched the surface of what they are capable of as filmmakers. We’re grateful they’ve chosen to go on their journey with us.”
“We’re flattered, grateful, and a bit overwhelmed. Thanks to Donna, Jimmy, Peter, Michael and their whole Universal team for believing in us and our weird movies,” said the Daniels. “To all the fans, thanks for making our careers possible, we’re gonna try to not let you down.”
The filmmakers won the Sundance directing award in 2016 for Swiss Army Man. In television they have directed episodes of Showtime’s On Becoming A God In Central Florida starring Kirsten Dunst, and Comedy Central’s Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens.
They just announced they will direct and serve as executive producers on half-hour comedy Mason for Showtime produced by A24.