New Dates For “Transformers,” “Billion,” “Pet”

The release schedule has undergone a serious overhaul today with numerous projects shifting about their opening dates despite many being some time off and not even having entered production.

It begins with the next film in the “Transformers” series – the sixth in the main series and seventh overall if you include this December’s spin-off prequel film “Bumblebee”. The project was originally slated for June 28th 2019 and has now abandoned the spot – not surprising as there’s been no apparent progress on the film and no sign of it shooting this year.

In its place, the Tiffany Haddish-led comedy “Limited Partners” has taken the slot. Paramount has also moved up the “Pet Sematary” remake by two weeks to April 5th 2019, and set a May 17th release for the Taron Egerton-led Elton John biopic “Rocketman”.

Warner Bros. Pictures meanwhile has shifted some of their dates, most notably the “Six Billion Dollar Man” which has been delayed a full year following the departure of director Damian Szifron. The studio remains on the lookout for a new helmer for the Mark Wahlberg-led film reboot of the iconic 1970s TV series, which will now open June 5th 2020.

The studio has also pushed back Mike Dougherty’s “Godzilla” sequel from March 22nd next year to May 31st, the film taking over the old post-Memorial Day weekend slot that “The Six Billion Dollar Man” held. Finally they’ve set the Mike Flanagan-directed “The Shining” sequel “Doctor Sleep” for a January 4th 2020 release.

One last brief change, Fox 2000 has confirmed “The Hate U Give” has scored a release date of October 19th this year. Amandla Stenberg stars in this adaptation of the celebrated novel about a woman who witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a cop.

Source: Box-Office Mojo