With the vaccines taking longer than expected to roll out, studios are once again moving back their movie release dates. Below, we have updates on the movie release dates for such anticipated films as Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Last Night in Soho, Morbius, No Time to Die, Uncharted and many more. There’s also some newly-scheduled movies mixed in as well.
MOVIE RELEASE DATES
NOBODY (April 2, 2021)
Previously scheduled for February 26, the Universal Pictures release stars Emmy winner Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) as Hutch Mansell, an underestimated and overlooked dad and husband, taking life’s indignities on the chin and never pushing back. A nobody.
When two thieves break into his suburban home one night, Hutch declines to defend himself or his family, hoping to prevent serious violence. His teenage son, Blake (Gage Munroe), is disappointed in him and his wife, Becca (Connie Nielsen), seems to pull only further away.
The aftermath of the incident strikes a match to Hutch’s long-simmering rage, triggering dormant instincts and propelling him on a brutal path that will surface dark secrets and lethal skills. In a barrage of fists, gunfire and squealing tires, Hutch must save his family from a dangerous adversary (famed Russian actor Aleksey Serebryakov) – and ensure that he will never be underestimated as a nobody again.
Nobody is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Ilya Naishuller (Hardcore Henry), from a script by Derek Kolstad, the narrative architect of the John Wick franchise.
PETER RABBIT 2: THE RUNAWAY (June 11, 2021)
The Columbia Pictures sequel was moved back from April 2. 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.
Peter Rabbit 2 was directed by Will Gluck from a script by Gluck & Patrick Burleigh. It is based on the characters and tales of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. The producers are Will Gluck, Zareh Nalbandian, Catherine Bishop and Jodi Hildebrand. The executive producers are Doug Belgrad, Jonathan Hludzinski, Jason Lust, Emma Topping and Thomas Merrington.
CINDERELLA (July 16, 2021)
The Columbia Pictures release, previously set for February 5, is a musically-driven bold new take on the traditional Cinderella story in which our heroine is an ambitious young woman whose dreams are bigger than the world will allow.
The movie is written and directed by Kay Cannon. The producers are James Corden, Leo Pearlman, Jonathan Kadin and Shannon McIntosh. The executive producers are Louise Rosner and Josephine Rose.
THE NIGHT HOUSE (July 16, 2021)
From Searchlight Pictures, The Night House follows a widow (Rebecca Hall of The Town) who begins to uncover her recently deceased husband’s disturbing secrets. The movie also stars Sarah Goldberg, Evan Jonigkeit, Stacy Martin, and Vondie Curtis Hall.
Directed by David Bruckner, The Night House was written by Ben Collins & Luke Piotrowski. The producers are David S. Goyer, Keith Levine, and John Zois.
BIOS (August 13, 2021)
Moved back from April 16, the Universal Pictures and Amblin feature a man (Tom Hanks), a robot and a dog who 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) 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. 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.
THE KING’S MAN (August 20, 2021)
Previously scheduled for March 12, 20th Century Studios’ The King’s Man is directed by Matthew Vaughn and stars Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, with Djimon Hounsou, and Charles Dance.
In The King’s Man, as a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency.
Matthew Vaughn, David Reid and Adam Bohling are the producers, and Mark Millar, Dave Gibbons, Stephen Marks, Claudia Vaughn and Ralph Fiennes serve as executive producers.
A QUIET PLACE PART II (September 17, 2021)
The Paramount sequel was previously scheduled for April 23. Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
The film is written and directed by John Krasinski, and based on characters created by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck. The sequel also stars Cillian Murphy, Djimon Hounsou and Krasinski. The producers are Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, John Krasinski, with Allyson Seeger, Joann Perritano, and Aaron Janus executive producing.
THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE (September 24, 2021)
From Searchlight Pictures, The Eyes of Tammy Faye is an intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker. In the 1970s and 80s, Tammy Faye and her husband, Jim Bakker, rose from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and theme park, and were revered for their message of love, acceptance and prosperity. Tammy Faye was legendary for her indelible eyelashes, her idiosyncratic singing, and her eagerness to embrace people from all walks of life. However, it wasn’t long before financial improprieties, scheming rivals, and scandal toppled their carefully constructed empire.
Directed by Michael Showalter, the movie stars Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones, Fredric Lehne, Mark Wystrach, Sam Jaeger, Gabriel Olds, and Vincent D’Onofrio. The film was written by Abe Sylvia and is produced by Chastain, Kelly Carmichael, Rachel Shane, and Gigi Pritzker.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2 (October 1, 2021)
Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan are again co-directing MGM’s The Addams Family 2, which has been moved up a week and is based on the Charles Addams’ iconic cartoon series.
NO TIME TO DIE (October 8, 2021)
In No Time to Die, previously scheduled for April 2, James Bond (Daniel Craig) has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help.
The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
No Time to Die also stars Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, with Jeffrey Wright, Ralph Fiennes, Ana de Armas, Rory Kinnear, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, and Billy Magnussen.
The 007 movie, from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM), and Universal Pictures International, is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga.
LAST NIGHT IN SOHO (October 22, 2021)
From Focus Features, the Edgar Wright film was previously set for April 23. The London-set psychological thriller stars Anya Taylor-Joy (Emma), Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie (Jo Jo Rabbit), Matt Smith (The Crown), Michael Ajao, Synnøve Karlsen, Diana Rigg, Terence Stamp, and Rita Tushingham.
Edgar Wright and Penny Dreadful scribe Krysty Wilson-Cairns co-wrote the screenplay, produced by Nira Park, Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, and Wright.
RON’S GONE WRONG (October 22, 2021)
20th Century Studios and Locksmith Animation’s Ron’s Gone Wrong is the story of Barney, a socially awkward middle-schooler and Ron, his new walking, talking, digitally-connected device, which is supposed to be his ‘Best Friend out of the Box.’ Ron’s hilarious malfunctions set against the backdrop of the social media age, launch them into an action-packed journey in which boy and robot come to terms with the wonderful messiness of true friendship.
Directed by Jean-Philippe Vine and Alessandro Carloni from a script by Peter Baynham and Sarah Smith, the film was previously set for April 23. It is produced by Julie Lockhart and Sarah Smith.
ANTLERS (October 29, 2021)
Previously scheduled for February 19, Antlers comes from the visionary world of acclaimed director Scott Cooper and horror maestro Guillermo del Toro.
In an isolated Oregon town, a middle-school teacher (Keri Russell) and her sheriff brother (Jesse Plemons) become embroiled with her enigmatic student (Jeremy T. Thomas) whose dark secrets lead to terrifying encounters with a legendary ancestral creature who came before them.
The cast also includes Graham Greene, Scott Haze, Rory Cochrane, and Amy Madigan.
The Searchlight Pictures film is directed by Scott Cooper from a screenplay by C. Henry Chaisson & Nick Antosca and Scott Cooper, based upon the short story The Quiet Boy by Nick Antosca. It is produced by Guillermo del Toro, David S. Goyer, and J. Miles Dale.
GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE (November 11, 2021)
From director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman, Columbia Pictures’ Ghostbusters: Afterlife was previously scheduled for June 11. In the film, 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 new movie was written by Gil Kenan & Jason Reitman. Based on the 1984 film Ghostbusters, it was produced by Ivan Reitman and executive produced by Dan Aykroyd, Gil Kenan, Jason Blumenfeld, Michael Beugg, Aaron L. Gilbert and Jason Cloth.
NIGHTMARE ALLEY (December 3, 2021)
Searchlight Pictures’ Nightmare Alley is directed by Guillermo del Toro from a script by del Toro and Kim Morgan. The cast includes Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins, Rooney Mara, Ron Perlman, Mary Steenburgen, and David Strathairn.
In Nightmare Alley, an ambitious young carny (Bradley Cooper) with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett) who is even more dangerous than he is.
MORBIUS (January 21, 2022)
One of Marvel’s most compelling and conflicted characters comes to the big screen as Oscar winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero, Michael Morbius. 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, a darkness inside him is unleashed and transforms this healer into a hunter.
The film also stars Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal and Tyrese Gibson.
Directed by Daniel Espinosa, the Sony/Marvel film was previously scheduled for October 8. With a screenplay by Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless, Morbius is produced by Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach and Lucas Foster. The executive producers are Louise Rosner and Emma Ludbrook.
UNCHARTED (February 11, 2022)
Directed by Ruben Fleischer, Uncharted features a screenplay by Art Marcum & Matt Holloway and Rafe Judkins. It is based upon the game Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune created by Sony Computer Entertainment America.
The movie is produced by Charles Roven, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner and Ari Arad. The executive producers are Robert J. Dohrmann, Ruben Fleischer, David Bernad, Neil Druckmann, Evan Wells, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway and Tom Holland.
AMBULANCE (February 18, 2022)
Universal Pictures will release the Michael Bay-directed action thriller, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Eiza Gonzalez, Garret Dillahunt, A Martinez, Keir O’Donnell, and Moses Ingram.
The movie was written by Chris Fedak. The producers are Bay, James Vanderbilt, Bradley Fischer, Will Sherak and Ian Bryce. The executive producers are Michael Kase and Mark Moran.