Michael Bay has found a new studio home for the foreseeable future.
A new trade report has revealed that Michael Bay’s production company Bay Films has closed an overall deal with Sony Pictures to produce projects for film and television.
Michael Bay has a longstanding relationship with Sony making his directorial debut directing Bad Boys, which recently saw it’s the third installment titled Bad Boys For Life released in January and Bad Boys 4 is already in development stages.
Bay recently directed Ryan Reynolds in the Netflix film 6 Underground and produces the Amazon series Jack Ryan starring John Krasinski.
In 2013, Bay was attached to direct a feature film based on the video game franchise Ghost Recon and could lead to him potentially tackling video game adaptations for Sony, who had recently launched PlayStation Productions last year. The newly formed PlayStation Productions will handle various film and television adaptations based on their video game IP.
I wouldn’t be terribly shocked if Sony attempts to branch-out their action and horror slate with some help from Bay Films.
It will be interesting to see if they’ll attempt to get Michael Bay involved with their Spider-Man spinoff movies as the studio looks to expand their own comic book cinematic universe with projects like Kraven The Hunter, Nightwatch, Silver Sable, Black Cat, Madame Web, Spider-Woman, Silk, and Jackpot in various stages of development.