Los Angeles: In an unprecedented transfer, Warner Bros has introduced that it is going to be releasing its total slate of movies for the yr 2021 each theatrically and on streamer HBO Max. In a press release on Thursday, the studio mentioned that its “unique, consumer-focused distribution model” was created as a strategic response to the affect of the continuing coronavirus pandemic, significantly within the US.
Subscribers often have to attend for no less than 90 days , the interval that studios have lengthy given theatres to play movies solely, earlier than a movie hits a streaming service. But with Warner Bros’ transfer, HBO Max subscribers will obtain on the spot entry to big-budget tentpoles corresponding to Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune”, “The Suicide Squad”, monster film “Godzilla vs Kong”, and Keanu Reeves-starrer “The Matrix 4”.
Other motion pictures that may touchdown on the streamer concurrently consists of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights”, Clint Eastwood’s Cry Macho”, the following “Conjuring” horror movie, “Space Jam: A New Legacy”, Will Smith-starrer “King Richard” and “The Sopranos” prequel, titled “The Many Saints of Newark”. The announcement weeks days after Warner Bros determined that Gal Gadot-starrer “Wonder Woman 1984”, a sequel to 2017 blockbuster “Wonder Woman”, will debut on the streaming service HBO Max in addition to film theatres on Christmas.
Like “Wonder Woman 1984”, the 17 movies that Warner Bros plans to launch in 2021 can be accessible to HBO Max subscribers for 31 days. After the one-month mark, the movies will solely play in theatres. Ann Sarnoff, Chair and CEO of WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group, which incorporates Warner Bros. Pictures, mentioned the mannequin is a “unique one-year plan”.
“With this unique one-year plan, we can support our partners in exhibition with a steady pipeline of world-class films, while also giving moviegoers who may not have access to theatres or aren’t quite ready to go back to the movies the chance to see our amazing 2021 films,” Sarnoff mentioned. “We see it as a win-win for film lovers and exhibitors, and we’re extremely grateful to our filmmaking partners for working with us on this innovative response to these circumstances,” she added.