After its unlucky passage through theaters, Christopher Nolan’s film will be released in digital format and the release of Death on the Nile Y Free Guy.
The second wave of the pandemic coronavirus continues to leave the billboard for major releases almost deserted. The latest titles to join the already long list of delayed releases are Death on the Nile, the new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s play directed and starring Kenneth Branagh and sci-fi comedy Free Guy, starring Ryan Reynolds.
Branagh’s film was scheduled to hit theaters on December 18, 2020, while the Shawn Levy-directed comedy was due to hit theaters a week earlier on December 11, 2020.
However, due to the consequences of the pandemic, both Disney titles are no longer on the schedule production company launches soon.
In Death on the Nile, Kenneth Branagh plays the famous detective Hercule Poirot, created by the writer Agatha Christie, to solve a crime, in this case set in the framework of exotic Egypt.
Branagh, who has already adapted another Christie novel, Murder on the Midnight Express, está acompañado en el elenco por Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer,Tom Bateman, Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders y Letitia Wright.
For its part, in Free Guy, Reynolds plays a bank teller who discovers that he is actually a minor character in the open world video game. Free City. Faced with this scenario, he decides to become the hero of his own story, rewritten by himself. to save the world.
Another affected movie due to consequences of the restrictions imposed by pandemic is Tenetby director Christopher Nolan. In this case, after a bumpy passage through movie theaters, will finally be released in home formats on December 15, according to production company Warner Bros.
In this way, Tenet will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K before Christmas. Nolan’s film remains the only major Hollywood premiere that he tried, without much luck, to pass through theaters, in the middle of the covid era.
The film’s premiere in theaters was on September 3 and managed to raise 350 million dollars at the box office worldwide, in theaters with reduced capacity in some American cities. But Nolan’s film did not reach theaters in Los Angeles or New York, the two largest markets in the United States, which are still closed.
Nolan assured that, considering the current circumstances, that result is quite acceptable. However, due to the increase in coronavirus cases in the United States and Europe, no more major premieres are planned.
“I’m worried that studies are drawing the wrong conclusions in regards to our release, “Nolan said.” Instead of seeing where the movie performed well and how that can give them the much-needed revenue, they are seeing what did not meet pre-covid expectations. “
The director complained of the producers use the issue of possible infections as an excuse for the exhibition to assume all the losses due to the pandemic. “They would have to get in the game and adapt or rebuild our business,” Nolan said in an interview with Los Angeles Times.
For its part, the production company Warner Bros did not clarify if there are plans for the film to also reach any of the on demand platforms.