‘Watched ‘Warm Bodies’ on Netflix but didn’t see it in theaters
In 2018, the year the acclaimed film ‘Warmed Bodies’, made for $75 million at the box office, opened in cinemas across Canada.
“Warm bodies” was a rare film with a Canadian release and was made by the Montreal-based Canadian production company of the same name.
“It’s the first time we’ve seen it in Canada, in our own backyard,” said Josh Fagan, executive producer of the film, which is currently in production.
It’s one of the first Canadian films to be made and screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and it’s the reason why Fagan and his co-star, Michael Caine, have been able to travel to Toronto, where they made their film debut.
Fagan said the film was not screened in theaters in Canada in 2018, because “we didn’t have the budget.”
“I didn’t know that,” Fagan said of the decision to not open the film in theatres.
“We had to spend a lot of money to get it made, and that was one of our biggest expenses.”
Fagan added that the film is currently available in the U.S. for the first of a trilogy.
“We’re getting the Canadian audiences to see it,” he said.
“So it’s really cool, the Canadian audience and that’s why we’re going to open it here.
I’m really excited to see the Canadian fans.”
Fagan and Caine also have been involved with other Canadian films, including “The House of the Dead,” “The Great Gatsby,” “Porch” and “The BFG.”
They’re also working on a Netflix documentary, called “The Man Who Changed Toronto,” and a short film that’s currently in the works, called The Night Before the Movies.
In a statement to The Globe and Mail, Netflix said: “Netflix and its members in Canada are committed to supporting and supporting the independent filmmaking and independent production industries.
We have seen a significant number of our members reach out to us to explore opportunities to create content.
Netflix has worked with several filmmakers to produce short films and feature films for its members and members in the States and around the world.
Netflix is proud of the content that it produces, and its commitment to supporting independent and Canadian filmmakers.”
The films are also available to stream online, where viewers can see the filmmakers and film clips in their native language, in addition to subtitles.
With files from The Canadian Press.