Syfy is best known for their science fiction TV series like Battlestar Galactica and Caprica, as well as their unexplained phenomena shows like Ghost Hunters and Destination Truth. They’re also known for some of the (intentionally) worst TV movies you’ll ever lay eyes on, like Sharktopus and Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus.
Now comes word that Syfy, who belongs to NBC Universal, will be teaming up with Universal Pictures to step into the realms of feature films with their new venture, Syfy Films. The plan is to produce one or two new movies each year with small to moderate budgets ranging from $5 million to $25 million.
Movies produced will not be restricted to just science fiction, either; other genres including fantasy, horror, and supernatural are all expected to see some love when things get going. The first of the new Syfy Films/Universal Pictures joint venture projects is expected some time in the year 2012.
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