Following their Oscar win for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the creative team of Phil Lord and Chris Miller is in high demand. The pair, who started their Hollywood careers with the animated series Clone High, has now signed a five-year overall deal with Sony Pictures Television, which sources say amounts to a nine-digit figure (that’s $100+ million).
Lord and Miller’s previous deal with 20th Century Fox Television is set to expire soon, and while the duo could have renewed, they made the decision to move to Sony. According to some trade reports, Lord and Miller didn’t want to stay at Fox now that it’s owned by Disney, owing to their dismissal from the Disney/Star Wars movie Solo.
Sony also makes sense since they have multiple projects in the works on the feature side including the hybrid Last Human and the fully-animated The Mitchells vs. The Machines. Lord and Miller’s previous work for Sony includes Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and the 21 Jump Street franchise.