first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter For the first time, TIFF has chosen a small-screen Netflix movie for its big-screen gala opener on Sept. 6: David Mackenzie’s Outlaw King, a period drama about Scottish hero Robert the Bruce, starring Star Trek’s Chris Pine.The choice of a Netflix picture to launch TIFF 2018 runs counter to the philosophy of the Cannes Film Festival, which this year declined to screen several Netflix films because the online streaming giant refused to guarantee a traditional theatrical opening. Netflix’s hardline stance has touched off a debate in the movie industry about the fate of big-screen movie going as productions increasingly shift to smaller screens online.Netflix isn’t making any theatrical guarantees to TIFF, either, although the fest’s announcement Tuesday notes Outlaw King will open “in select theatres” Nov. 9, the same day it launches online globally. Facebook Advertisement Chris Pine stars in Outlaw King. (COURTESY NETFLIX AND TIFF) Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img