Before Netflix forked over $40 Million to Chris Rock for two upcoming stand-up features; Rock was eyeing a deal with Apple. Reports are now surfacing that after a few talks Rock’s expected partnership with Apple never ended up coming together. It does make you wonder how much Apple was interested on spending with Rock.
Apple has shown interest in producing original video content of its own. The company bought the rights to James Cordon’s Carpool Karaoke TV show, and it appears Apple has some tepid interest in making the type of movies you’d find on Netflix. After meeting with representatives for Rock, Apple eventually pulled out of the negotiations, claims The Information. The discussions for a video deal never went anywhere. Rock went on to sign a deal with Netflix worth $40 million for two stand-up specials.