The Weinstein Company has pushed back its Lars Klevberg-directed horror tale “Polaroid” from this Thanksgiving to an unspecified 2018 release date. Dimension fully financed the project and there currently is no plan for the film to be sold off despite the Harvey Weinstein scandal still engulfing TWC.
The story follows a high school loner who has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the mysterious vintage Polaroid camera she stumbles upon. But it doesn’t take long to discover that those who have their picture taken meet a tragic end.
In other date news, the Blake Lively-led spy thriller “The Rhythm Section” has settled on a February 22nd 2019 release date through Paramount Pictures. Reed Morano (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) directs from a script by Mark Burnell with Bond franchise producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli producing.
The project is a contemporary adaptation of Burnell’s Stephanie Patrick novel series which follow a young woman on a path to self-destruction after the death of her family in an airplane crash. Discovering from a journalist that the crash wasn’t an accident and watching that journalist get killed, she adapts the identity of an assassin in order to track down those responsible.
Finally, Warner Bros. Pictures has set an August 17th 2018 release date for the Jon M. Chu-directed contemporary romantic comedy “Crazy Rich Asians”. Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina and Michelle Yeoh star in the film.
Wu plays follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu who accompanies her longtime boyfriend (Golding) to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention he’s the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families and also one of its most sought-after bachelors.