Warner Bros. Inks First-Look Deal With Bill Block's Production Company

Bill Block - Getty - S 2016
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Bill Block - Getty - S 2016

Billblock Media will kick of its two-year deal with Sam Raimi's 'World War 3.'

Warner Bros. has inked a two-year first-look deal with Bill Block's Billblock Media. 

The studio, which will handle global distribution for all titles, and Block's company will kick off the new partnership with Sam Raimi’s World War 3. Billblock Media optioned George Friedman’s nonfiction best-selling book The Next 100 Years to adapt for the film.

As part of the deal, Block has closed a multimillion-dollar private development fund to acquire and develop projects with global distribution potential for packaging. Block also recently closed a multiyear agreement with Red Granite International to act as the exclusive international sales agent for the company’s upcoming production slate outside of the Warner Bros. deal.

Block previously served as CEO of QED. His recent work includes Dirty Grandpa, starring Robert De Niro and Zac Efron, and the upcoming Bad Moms, produced for STX, which takes worldwide rights.

“Warner Bros. is an extraordinary studio and we are grateful and thrilled to be in business with Greg and his creative team as we develop movies with worldwide box office potential.  Starting with a film by Sam Raimi kicks off what we hope will be a long and fruitful relationship,” said Block.