‘Dune’, the sci-fi film directed by Canadian director Dennis Villeneuve, is now scheduled to open in October 2021, as an alternative of December 2020
Warner Bros stated late Monday it’s delaying the discharge of “Dune” and “The Batman” movies, one other setback for the leisure trade hit by COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns and social distancing measures which have closed theaters worldwide.
“Dune”, a sci-fi film directed by Canadian director Dennis Villeneuve, is now scheduled to open in October 2021, as an alternative of December. The launch of “The Batman”, starring Robert Pattinson, has been moved to the spring of 2022 from October subsequent 12 months.
Movie releases have been getting delayed even after restrictions have been eased, with individuals nonetheless cautious of getting into cinema halls, and lots of theaters nonetheless not operational.
On Monday, the world’s second-biggest cinema chain, Cineworld, determined to quickly shut its UK and U.S. film theaters in an try and survive a collapse in film-making and cinema-going.
Credit ranking company Fitch promptly downgraded the corporate.
“Our base-case forecasts indicate that, the company’s current liquidity levels may only be sufficient until November to December 2020, assuming no revolving credit facility (RCF) extensions,” Fitch stated in a press release.
Earlier, the filming of “The Batman” was additionally shut down for 2 weeks after a member of the manufacturing – extensively reported to be Pattinson – examined constructive for the brand new coronavirus. Filming resumed in Britain final month and Warner Bros by no means confirmed or denied stories about Pattinson’s analysis.
“Dune” has gained a whole lot of traction for its forged that features 24-year-old Timothee Chalamet, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his position within the 2017 movie “Call Me by Your Name.”
Other big-budget Warner Bros movies to have their releases delayed embrace “Tenet” and “Wonder Woman 1984”.
The launch of the brand new James Bond film “No Time to Die” from MGM and Comcast Corp’s Universal Pictures has additionally been delayed till April 2021.