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Oscar-winning director duo Daniels team up with Universal Pictures for 2026 film

The directing duo’s 2022 sci-fi-adventure-comedy Everything Everywhere All at Once bagged seven trophies at the 95th annual Academy Awards last year

Sanghamitra Chatterjee Calcutta Published 02.03.24, 11:41 AM
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert at the 95th annual Academy Awards in March last year

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert at the 95th annual Academy Awards in March last year IMDb

Oscar-winning directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, known professionally as Daniels, have teamed up with production house Universal Pictures for their next project, scheduled to release theatrically on June 12, 2026, US-based entertainment magazine Variety reported on March 1.

Universal Pictures, which recently signed an exclusive first-look deal with the filmmakers, added to its release calendar an ‘untitled event film directed by Daniels’ on June 12, 2026, according to the Variety report.

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Kwan and Scheinert ventured into filmmaking after their music videos for indie pop band Foster the People’s Houdini (2012) and DJ Snake’s Turn Down for What (2013) earned Grammy nominations.

The directing duo’s 2022 sci-fi-adventure-comedy Everything Everywhere All at Once became the first indie film since the pandemic to cross USD 100-million mark at the global box office.

The movie stars Michelle Yeoh as Evelyn Quan Wang, a Chinese-American immigrant. During an IRS audit, Evelyn learns that she must connect with alternate versions of herself across parallel universes to thwart a formidable entity's plan to annihilate the multiverse.

Bankrolled by the independent entertainment company A24, Everything Everywhere All at Once won seven Oscars at the 95th annual Academy Awards in March last year. The film also features Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., and James Hong in supporting roles.

Currently, no information is available about Kwan and Scheinert’s forthcoming directorial venture. The plot, title and cast of the film remain under wraps.

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