Searchlight Pictures, ever the believer in theatrical, has dated four releases for 2021. Their Sundance horror pickup The Night House will turn its lights on July 16. The David Bruckner directed titles which Searchlight shelled out a reported $12M for last January follows a widow (Rebecca Hall) who begins to uncover her recently deceased husband’s disturbing secrets.
Today Scott Cooper issued an open letter, applauding the Senate’s passage of the $2.2 trillion relief bill as a “much-need positive news to an industry I cherish”, particularly in regards to how it’s primed to help movie theaters during this time when they have fixed costs to maintain over several months, and zero revenue coming
EXCLUSIVE: If exhibition couldn’t be further beaten down more today, we hear that Disney has just moved Mulan (March 27), 20th Century Studios’ New Mutants (April 3) and Searchlight’s Antlers (April 17) off the release schedule. New dates remain TBD for this year. This global now, from what we here, and likely the best financial choice for Disney