With movie theaters closed for a long time, Sony Pictures is not taking any chances with its upcoming slate and has made some big changes to its schedule today. The studio announced today it is moving back all its summer movies and has made changes to its fall and 2021 schedule as well.
Now that Sony has pushed back its summer movies, that leaves only films such as Soul (June 19), Top Gun: Maverick (June 24), Free Guy (July 3), Tenet (July 17), Jungle Cruise (July 24), and Wonder Woman 1984 (August 14) to bring in box office numbers for the season. But it’s not a certainty that those movies will remain on those dates either.
You can view the changes below and click on the titles to learn more about each film.
Greyhound – To Be Determined (from 6/12/2020)
Greyhound is an action drama directed by Aaron Schneider, whose short film, Two Soldiers, won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film and his feature directorial debut, Get Low, received critical acclaim.
Tom Hanks, who wrote the screenplay, stars in the film along with Stephan Graham, Rob Morgan, and Elizabeth Shue. The movie, based on the novel The Good Shepherd (buy at Amazon) by C. S. Forester, was produced by Gary Goetzman.
Greyhound is described by the studio as follows: “In the early days of WWII, an international convoy of 37 Allied ships, led by captain Ernest Krause (Tom Hanks) in his first command of a U.S. destroyer, crosses the treacherous North Atlantic while hotly pursued by wolf packs of Nazi U-boats.”
Fatherhood – 10/23/2020 (from 1/15/2021)
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway – 1/15/2021 (from 8/7/2020)
In Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, the lovable rogue is back. Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.
The cast includes Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, David Oyelowo, Elizabeth Debicki, with Margot Robbie, and James Corden as Peter Rabbit.
Directed by Will Gluck from a script by Gluck and Patrick Burleigh, the sequel is based on the characters and tales of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. The movie is produced by Gluck and Zareh Nalbandian. The executive producers include Doug Belgrad, Jodi Hildebrand, Catherine Bishop, Emma Topping, Thomas Merrington, Jonathan Hludzinski, and Ingrid Johnston.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife – 3/5/2021 (from 7/10/2020)
In Ghostbusters: Afterlife, when a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.
The film is written by Jason Reitman & Gil Kenan. It is produced by Ivan Reitman and executive produced by Dan Aykroyd, Gil Kenan, Jason Blumenfeld, and Michael Beugg. The movie is based on the 1984 film Ghostbusters, an Ivan Reitman film written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.
Sony/Marvel Morbius – 3/19/2021 (from 7/31/2020)
Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder, and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. What at first appears to be a radical success soon reveals itself to be a remedy potentially worse than the disease.
Directed by Daniel Espinosa (Life, Safe House), the film also stars Adria Arjona as the fiancée of the Nobel Prize-winning scientist. Jared Harris plays Morbius’s mentor. Tyrese Gibson is Simon Stroud, an FBI agent hunting Morbius with partner Alberto Rodriguez (Al Madrigal). And Matt Smith plays the villain Loxias Crown, Morbius’s best friend who also suffers from the blood disease.
Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless and Art Marcum & Matt Holloway wrote the script. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach produce with Lucas Foster.
Uncharted – 10/8/2021 (from 3/5/2021)
Tom Holland will play Nathan “Nate” Drake and Mark Wahlberg is set to play Victor “Sully” Sullivan in video game adaptation Uncharted. Sully is an American treasure hunter as well as an old friend and mentor at one point of Drake. They are joined by Antonio Banderas, Sophia Ali, and Tati Gabrielle.
The project will become the first feature production of Sony PlayStation Productions. Headed by Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan, PlayStation Productions has come on to produce alongside Chuck Roven, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner, and Ari Arad. Qizilbash and Swan will serve as executive producers.
Based on the Naughty Dog video games for PlayStation consoles, the film is said to take its basis from the sequence in Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception in which the young Nathan “Nate” Drake (Holland) encounters his partner Victor Sullivan for the first time.
Untitled Sony Marvel – TBD (from 10/8/2021)
Details about this Sony/Marvel movie are unknown at this time.