The ticking time bomb we all expected to see has finally exploded with no real end in sight of COVID-19. Movie Studios have yet again shuffled their 2021 film slates with Bond’s ‘No Time To Die’ and ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’, amongst others, taking yet another delay.
For the third time, Daniel Craig’s final outing as James Bond has been moved. Initially slated for a 2020 release, the tentpole blockbuster had originally been moved to April 2nd, it has now moved to October 8th 2021. With around a $200 million price tag on the movie, MGM and International distributor Universal rely heavily on box office receipts to make back the money spent on the movie, so it would make sense for them to wait until Cinemas can fully reopen across the world to packed audiences.
Sony soon followed suit by announcing the delay in release to the following films on their slate;
Camila Cabello’s ‘Cinderella’ has moved from February 5th to July 16th.
Video game adaptation ‘Uncharted’ featuring Tom Holland moves from mid-July to February 11th, 2022.
The sequel ‘Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway’ moves from April 2nd to June 11th.
And the highly anticipated ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ moves to November 11th.
‘Morbius’ featuring Jared Leto had previously been moved to October 8th but with the news ‘No Time To Die’ will now be opening on that date, Sony has again moved it to January 21, 2022.
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Searchlight Pictures has also been on a spring clean of their slate, moving around a number of films.
David Bruckner’s horror-mystery ‘The Night House’ will debut July 16th.
Michael Showalter’s ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ will be released September 24th.
Scott Cooper’s supernatural horror tale ‘Antlers’ will hit October 29th.
Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’ will hit December 3rd.