Universal continues to disappoint, alienate and confuse cinema and drive-in operators. With the news, Friday, that the studio had pushed Tom Hanks Apocalyptic film Bios Back to 2021, schedules change late in the afternoon, amid a program by Warner Bros., the studio also shouted Staten Island King Cinemas across the country were suddenly told that they were unable to show the film despite selling tickets.
Bios, From Steven Spellberg And Amblin Entertainment will run from its original scheduled date of October 2, 2020 until April 16, 2021. The film tells the later story of a robot, who is made to protect the life of his dying dog, he comes to learn. Meaning of love and human life. Tom Hanks Plays the role of the dying robot. Hanks plays Finch, who, from time to time, becomes ill, he builds a robot (Jeff) after seeing his dog (Goodyear). The trio embark on a journey into the American West while Finch shows his creation what it means to be human, while trying to encourage his dog to accept and trust the new robot master.
Universal caused other waves in the industry by angering theater operators, as they pulled out The King of Staten Island after having already sold out tickets in theaters and being prepared to open the film. After the film was promoted and sold, he had to scramble to offer a refund for the weekend’s return and find another film. Universal gave no reason to make a hasty move, leaving the protesters with even more frustration for the studio as they had already been following the ongoing debate Troll world tour Directly to the video during this spring. Operators were angry and disappointed, realizing that the studio was abandoning them and running for a digital release.
In a similar move, Universal had decided earlier in the week to pursue a supernatural thriller with Blumhouse Productions, instead of debuting in theaters, you should have Left to Premium Video on Demand (PVOD). Kevin bacon And Amanda Seyfried The thriller will be shown next week, June 19, for Home Rental. Universal has already busted the gauntlet, stating during the shutdown that they intend to pursue a direct to video release in any case that they decide makes sense for them.
Reacting to that news, AMC and Cineworld (the second largest global chain in the US and owner of Regal) boycotted Universal Films and doubted whether they would even be in line to play. F9, minions or Sing 2 When all 3 films finally release in 2021 on their delayed schedule. Universal does not care about this week with their latest moves and is only showing that they are happy and ready to leave exhibitors and angry customers from high and dry fielding demand a return, while Universal Curtain Behind, he tries to extract more money to pull the lever. In the system.
Many in the industry that we secretly hoped would be joined by AMC and Cineworld, hopefully Cinemark, Marcus, and others, would hold Universal Accountable and show the studio once and for all that they needed a healthy theatrical. Window is required. Other exhibitors, however, quietly that professional sports and even concerts that would hurt the audience in the post-crisis world appear only too happy to scoop the screen space left by the big studio getaway Can be given.
The news comes courtesy of Variety and The Wrap.