In a move that’s come as no surprise, Sony delays its films due to the pandemic
Sony Pictures today announced delays to its big upcoming film releases due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Several other studios have already postponed films that were due to be released, or in some cases have decided to debut them on premium video-on-demand services.
What is surprising, to me at least, is that Sony has pushed these films back into next year.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife, a film I was very much looking forward to, has been rescheduled for March 3rd 2021.
Those wishing to see Jared Leto as Morbius will have to wait until 31st July 2021.
Uncharted, the game of the successful video game franchise which has spent years in development hell switching actors and directors, was finally set to start shooting very soon. Its release date has been postponed from May 2021 to August that same year.
The Tom Hanks WWII movie Greyhound was due for release in June but a new date has yet to be decided.
Other titles affected include:
- Fatherhood – 23/10/2020 (from 15/1/2021)
- Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway – 15/1/2021 (from 07/08/2020)
And a mystery unannounced film, aptly named Untitled Sony Marvel (Columbia Pictures) – TBD (from 08/10/2021).
Stay home and stay safe.