Apple TV+ signs Adam McKay's Hyperobject Industries for first-look deal

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What you need to know

  • Hyperobject Industries has signed a first-look deal with Apple TV+.
  • Apple will get a first look at film projects from Adam McKay's production company.

Apple TV+ continues to shell out money to get first dibs on new film and television projects.

As reported by The Wrap, Adam McKay's Hyperobject Industries has signed a first-look multi-year film deal with Apple. While the production company is involved with a number of other projects, the deal appears to be focused on films.

McKay's Hyperobject Industries team includes his longtime producer Kevin Messick and producers Betsy Koch and Todd Schulman. Though the production company has a wide range of features, series, podcasts and documentaries, the deal with Apple is for scripted feature films.

McKay is an accomplished writer, producer, and director with a number of projects under his belt like The Big Short, Vice, and Ant-Man. He is currently working on a new disaster comedy for Netflix.

McKay's next feature is "Don't Look Up" for Netflix, a comedy about two low-level astronomers who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching asteroid that will destroy Earth. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence and DiCaprio.

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Apple TV+ has been a tear with nominations lately. The company announced this week that the streaming service has received 35 Emmy nominations, including 20 alone for Ted Lasso.

Apple's global comedy phenomenon "Ted Lasso" dominated across major categories with 20 nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series; Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Jason Sudeikis; two nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Hannah Waddingham and Juno Temple; four nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Brendan Hunt, Brett Goldstein, Jeremy Swift, and Nick Mohammed; three nominations for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series; two nominations for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series; and two nominations for Outstanding Single-Picture Editing in a Comedy Series.

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Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.