YouTube Red Nears Deal for Morgan Spurlock's 'Super Size Me' Sequel

Super Size Me Holy Chicken - STILL 1  - TIFF PUBLICITY - H 2017
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It is a follow-up to the director's 2004 Oscar nominee.

Morgan Spurlock's return to the world of unhealthy fast food is landing on the plate of YouTube Red.

Sources say the tech giant is in exclusive negotiations to acquire the doc Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! for $3.5 million. The film, which is bowing at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday, is a follow-up to the director's 2004 Oscar nominee Super Size Me. 

All eyes have been on tech giants like YouTube, Facebook and Apple, with the hope that they would inject energy into festival markets like Toronto. YouTube Red struck for the first time last year at TIFF, picking up Nick Cannon's King of the Dancehall, setting the stage for more acquisitions, particularly in the doc sphere.

Spurlock produced alongside Keith Calder, Jeremy Chilnick, Matthew Galkin, Spencer Silna, Jessica Calder and Nicole Barton.

30WEST and Cinetic Media are repping the filmmakers.