Disney’s 20th Century Studios is moving back its last two 2020 films. The studio announced today that the Death on the Nile and Free Guy release dates have been pushed back from December.
The Free Guy release date was previously set for December 11, 2020 but the studio hasn’t announced a new date yet.
In the epic adventure-comedy, a bank teller discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game. He decides to become the hero of his own story… one he rewrites himself. Now in a world where there are no limits, he is determined to be the guy who saves his world his way… before it is too late.
Free Guy is directed by Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum films, Real Steel) from a story by Matt Lieberman and a screenplay by Lieberman and Zak Penn.
The film is produced by Ryan Reynolds, Shawn Levy, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Adam Kolbrenner with Mary McLaglen, Josh McLaglen, George Dewey, Dan Levine and Michael Riley McGrath serving as executive producers.
Death on the Nile was previously dated for December 18, 2020. Directed by and starring five-time Academy Award nominee Kenneth Branagh, the film is a tale of unbridled passion and incapacitating jealousy.
In the movie, Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short.
Set against an epic landscape of sweeping desert vistas and the majestic Giza pyramids, this tale of unbridled passion and incapacitating jealousy features a cosmopolitan group of impeccably dressed travelers, and enough wicked twists and turns to leave audiences guessing until the final, shocking denouement.
Death on the Nile reunites the filmmaking team behind 2017’s global hit Murder on the Orient Express (buy at Amazon), and stars five-time Academy Award nominee Kenneth Branagh as the iconic detective Hercule Poirot.
He is joined by an all-star cast of suspects, including: Tom Bateman, four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders and Letitia Wright.
Death on the Nile is written by Michael Green, adapted from Agatha Christie’s novel, and is produced by Ridley Scott, Mark Gordon, Simon Kinberg, Kenneth Branagh, Judy Hofflund and Kevin J. Walsh.
Matthew Jenkins, James Prichard and Matthew Prichard are serving as executive producers.
“Crimes of passion are dangerously sexy. Agatha Christie has written a riveting story of emotional chaos and violent criminality and Michael Green has once again written a screenplay to match,” said Kenneth Branagh previously.
He added: “With a cherished group of long-time artistic collaborators and a brilliant international cast, it is truly a pleasure to join Disney, Fox and Agatha Christie, Ltd. in bringing this daring thriller to the big screen.
“There are significant new twists, an awe-inspiring desert landscape and a chance to celebrate big screen entertainment in glorious 65 millimetre celluloid!”