Netflix’s smash hit sci-fi coming-of-age series “Stranger Things” scored a renewal for a fourth season last month, and now TV Line has revealed that production on the eight-episode fourth season is scheduled to run from January to August next year. That would suggest a launch in early 2021. [Source: TV Line]
Release Date Changes
Warner Bros. Pictures have announced two key release date changes to their schedule. First up, the Tim Story-directed “Tom & Jerry” movie is being given a big vote of confidence and has been moved up by four months from April 2021 to December 23rd 2020 where it will go up against “Dune,” “Coming to America 2” and “West Side Story”.
In addition, the studio is moving up Robert Zemeckis’ new take on Roald Dahl’s “The Witches” by a week, taking the Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer and Stanley Tucci-led film to an October 9th bow where it will battle with “Death on the Nile” the same week and both the new G.I. Joe film “Snake Eyes” and “Halloween Kills” the following week. [Source: Deadline]
HBO Max and Focus Features have teamed with CNN Films and filmmaker Morgan Neville (“Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” “Twenty Feet From Stardom”) for a documentary about the life of the late influential chef, writer and TV host Anthony Bourdain. The untitled feature will be released in theaters by Focus before airing on CNN and being made available on the HBO Max streaming service. [Source: Variety]
Lionsgate has premiered two new TV spots for Rian Johnson’s star-studded mystery comedy “Knives Out”. The film, which scored rave reviews out of Toronto, stars the likes of Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lakeith Stanfield, and Toni Collette and is scheduled to have its theatrical release on November 27th.