Tyler Perry’s latest film is called How to Make a Million Dollars in 5 Years, and it’s already sold more than 10 million copies.
But it’s not quite ready for prime time yet.
Perry is taking a different tack, releasing the film on Amazon Prime Video.
The first three installments of the film are available on Amazon, where the first $10,000 purchase nets you a copy of the movie.
Perry says he wants the film to be a stepping stone to a big payday.
“I don’t know how many people have $10 million to their name.
I just want to do the best film I can,” Perry said.
“I don of course want to be the biggest film, but I want to have a chance to do something big.”
The $10-million-budgeted film was originally announced last year, but it didn’t make it past the early stages of pre-production.
Perry told Forbes that he wanted to use his massive following to “do a movie that could be worth the $10M price tag,” and that his goal was to make a film that “would be a real bargain at the time, so that people would say, ‘This is cool, this is a fun, cool movie.'”
The first installment of the series, How to Steal a Million, was released in 2014, and Perry says it was a “fun movie.”
But it was also an expensive movie.
“The first three films cost $10 or $15 million,” Perry told the magazine.
“So I was really hoping to make it $10.”
The film was supposed to be released in 2018.
But Perry said that his company, TBS, made it “the following year” by using “the same creative team, but the budget was smaller.”
He also said that he had a lot of interest from Hollywood.
The third installment, How To Steal a Billion, is still slated to come out in 2020.
Perry hopes that he’ll have “something like a $100 million budget.”
Perry also has another project that’s been in the works for a while.
“We have another movie that I’m really excited about, and I’m hoping to be on the air by 2021,” Perry revealed to Forbes.
“There’s so much more that I want [to do] with my life that I think it’s really important to do.”
How to Steal A Billion is scheduled to air on TBS in 2021.