Apple TV+ bags Blitz, the latest movie from Steve McQueen

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What you need to know

  • Apple has reportedly bought a new movie about World War II.
  • Blitz is set to be written, directed, and produced by Oscar-winner Steve McQueen.
  • Filming for the new project is expected to begin later this year.

Apple TV+ has picked up Blitz, the latest movie to come from Oscar-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen. He'll write, direct, and produce the movie according to reports.

Set to tell "the stories of Londoners during the Blitz of World War II," Blitz will begin filming later this year according to a Deadline report.

McQueen's Lammas Park produces alongside Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title Films, and Arnon Milchan, Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer from New Regency. This reunites McQueen with New Regency, where he made the Best Picture Oscar winner 12 Years a Slave and 2018's Widows. Blitz was developed and packaged by New Regency under McQueen's first-look deal.

Blitz is thought to have been a "big target" for Apple TV+ as it looks for more movies that could have the potential to win awards in a similar vein to the hugely popular and successful CODA. Wartime content is something of a theme for MacQueen, with Deadline reporting that he is currently working on a documentary dubbed Occupied City that is "a World War II-era pic set in Amsterdam from 1930-45." That's being made for A24, New Regency, and Film Four and isn't destined for Apple's streaming service.

With filming set to begin later this year, there is no current information on when we can expect to see Blitz land on our screens, but it's sure to be another must-watch addition to a growing library. Priced at just $4.99 per month, that library is among some of the best value in streaming, too.

If you want to enjoy Blitz in style, be sure to check out our list of the best Apple TV deals on the market today.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.