Warner Bros. Pictures yesterday moved the release dates of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet (update here) and Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984 (update here), which caused a chain reaction of other changes, including other Warner Bros. films such as Godzilla vs. King Kong and the untitled The Matrix sequel.
Below, you can view the movies by their new release dates along with additional information.
Unhinged (July 10, 2020)
Previously scheduled for July 1st, Solstice Studios will now release psychological thriller Unhinged on July 10, 2020. That move puts the film on the same date as Sony Pictures’ The Broken Hearts Gallery.
Unhinged stars Academy Award winner Russell Crowe and comes from Carl Ellsworth, the writer of Red Eye and Disturbia, and Lisa Ellzey, the producer of Warrior and Kingdom of Heaven.
The film is directed by Derrick Borte (American Dreamer) and also stars Caren Pistorius, Gabriel Bateman, Jimmi Simpson and Austin P. McKenzie.
The movie is officially described as follows: “It takes an ordinary, everyday incident to its most terrifying conclusion in telling the story of a mother who leans on her horn at the wrong time, to the wrong guy. ‘Road rage doesn’t begin to describe what he’s about to do to her and everyone she knows.”
Bill & Ted Face the Music (August 14, 2020)
With Wonder Woman 1984 vacating the August 14, 2020 release date, Orion Pictures has moved up Bill & Ted Face the Music by one week from August 21. The anticipated sequel stars Alex Winter, Keanu Reeves, William Sadler, Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy-Paine, and Scott Mescudi (Kid Cudi), Kristen Schaal, Anthony Carrigan, Erinn Hayes, Jayma Mays, Jillian Bell, Holland Taylor, Beck Bennett, William Sadler, Hal Landon Jr. and Amy Stoch.
Directed by Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest, Red 2, Fun with Dick and Jane) from a script by returning franchise writers Chris Matheson (Imagine That, A Goofy Movie) and Ed Solomon (Men in Black, Mosaic), the film will continue to track the time-traveling exploits of William ‘Bill’ S. Preston Esq. and Theodore ‘Ted’ Logan.
Yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle aged best friends set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it. Along the way, they will be helped by their daughters, a new batch of historical figures, and a few music legends – to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe.
Bill & Ted Face The Music is produced by Scott Kroopf (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Limitless) alongside Alex Lebovici and Steve Ponce on behalf of Hammerstone Studios. Steven Soderbergh, R. Scott Reid, John Ryan Jr., Scott Fischer and John Santilli are serving as executive producers.
Greenland (August 14, 2020)
Last night, STXfilms shifted the release date for disaster thriller Greenland from July 31 to August 14, 2020, but that was done before the Bill & Ted Face the Music update above, so we’ll have to wait and see if it sticks. The film stars Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin, and Scott Glenn.
A family fights for survival as a planet-killing comet races to Earth. John Garrity (Gerard Butler), his estranged wife Allison (Morena Baccarin), and young son Nathan make a perilous journey to their only hope for sanctuary.
Amid terrifying news accounts of cities around the world being leveled by the comet’s fragments, the Garrity’s experience the best and worst in humanity while they battle the increasing panic and lawlessness surrounding them. As the countdown to global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.
The movie is directed by Ric Roman Waugh (Angel Has Fallen) from a script by Chris Sparling. Greenland is produced by Thunder Road Films’ Basil Iwanyk (Sicario, John Wick), who also developed the project, with Butler and Alan Siegel via their G-BASE production company.
Tom & Jerry (March 5, 2021)
Warner Bros. Pictures has moved back the release date for the big-screen Tom & Jerry movie from December 23, 2020 to March 5, 2021. That’s the same release date as Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
Tom & Jerry is a live-action/animated comedy hybrid that will be directed by Tim Story from a script by Craig Wright, Katie Silberman, April Prosser, and Kevin Costello. In addition to the title characters, the movie will stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Michael Peña, Ken Jeong and Rob Delaney.
Bios (April 16, 2021)
Previously scheduled for an October 2, 2020 release, Universal Pictures has pushed back Amblin Entertainment’s Bios to April 16, 2021. A man (Tom Hanks), a robot and a dog form an unlikely family in this adventure of one man’s quest to ensure that his beloved canine companion will be cared for after he’s gone.
Hanks stars as Finch, a robotics engineer and one of the few survivors of a cataclysmic solar event that has left the world a wasteland. But Finch, who has been living in an underground bunker for decade, has built a world of his own that he shares with his dog, Goodyear.
Now, though, Finch is terminally ill. With time running out, he creates a robot (Caleb Landry Jones, Get Out, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) to watch over Goodyear when he no longer can. As the trio embarks on a perilous journey into a desolate American West, Finch strives to show his creation, who names himself Jeff, the joy and wonder of what it means to be alive and to teach him to become human enough to take care of Goodyear. And Goodyear himself must learn to accept and trust his new master.
The film is directed by Miguel Sapochnik (HBO’s Game of Thrones, True Detective) from an original screenplay by Craig Luck, making his feature-film writing debut, and Ivor Powell (associate producer of Blade Runner and Alien). The film is produced by Kevin Misher, Jack Rapke, Jacqueline Levine, and Ivor Powell. The executive producers are Academy Award winner Robert Zemeckis, Craig Luck, Miguel Sapochnik, Andy Berman and Adam Merims.
Godzilla vs. Kong (May 21, 2021)
With The Matrix sequel moving off of the May 21, 2021 date (see below), Warner Bros. has delayed Godzilla vs. Kong from November 20, 2020 to that date. The Legendary production is a follow-up to 2014’s Godzilla, 2017’s Kong: Skull Island, and 2019’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
The epic action adventure Godzilla vs. Kong will pit two of the greatest icons in motion picture history against one another — the fearsome Godzilla and the mighty Kong — with humanity caught in the balance.
In a time when monsters walk the Earth, humanity’s fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong on a collision course that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet collide in a spectacular battle for the ages. As Monarch embarks on a perilous mission into uncharted terrain and unearths clues to the Titans’ origins, a human conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good and bad, from the face of the earth forever.
The movie stars Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Jessica Henwick, Julian Dennison, Kyle Chandler, and Demián Bichir. Adam Wingard directs from a script written by Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean). The film is being produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Eric McLeod, and Brian Rogers, with Kenji Okuhira, Yoshimitsu Banno, Jon Jashni and Thomas Tull serving as executive producers. Jay Ashenfelter, Jen Conroy and Tamara Kent are co-producers.
The Witches (TBA 2021)
Previously scheduled for October 9, 2020, Warner Bros. is moving back Robert Zemeckis’ The Witches adaptation to sometime in 2021. The movie stars Oscar winners Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables, Ocean’s 8) and Octavia Spencer (The Help, The Shape of Water), Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games films, The Lovely Bones), and Chris Rock. Newcomer Jahzir Kadeem Bruno (Atlanta) also stars, alongside Codie-Lei Eastick.
Reimagining Roald Dahl’s beloved story for a modern audience, Zemeckis’ visually innovative The Witches tells the darkly humorous and heartwarming tale of a young orphaned boy (Bruno) who, in late 1967, goes to live with his loving Grandma (Spencer) in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis.
The boy and his grandmother come across some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, so Grandma wisely whisks our young hero away to an opulent seaside resort. Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world’s Grand High Witch (Hathaway) has gathered her fellow cronies from around the globe—undercover—to carry out her nefarious plans.
The screenplay is by Guillermo del Toro and Robert Zemeckis & Kenya Barris, based on the book by Roald Dahl. Zemeckis also produces, alongside Jack Rapke, Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuaron and Luke Kelly. Serving as executive producers on the film are Michael Siegel, Gideon Simeloff, Marianne Jenkins and Jackie Levine.
The Matrix 4 (April 1, 2022)
And last, but certainly not least, Warner Bros. has moved the untitled The Matrix sequel from May 21, 2021 all the way back to April 1, 2022. The anticipated sequel stars Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jonathan Groff, Jessica Henwick, Max Riemelt, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Andrew Caldwell and Neil Patrick Harris.
Lana Wachowski — the co-creator of the record-breaking and genre-defining world of The Matrix — writes, directs and produces the all-new film, returning audiences to the reality-bending universe.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures will produce and globally distribute the film. Wachowski is producing the film together with Grant Hill. The Matrix 4 screenplay is by Wachowski, Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell.
The three previous films (buy the collection) — The Matrix (1999), The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003) — have earned more than $1.6 billion at the global box office and were all top-10 domestic hits in their respective years of release.