A couple of new key release date announcements today starting with the big one. Lionsgate has set a September 20th 2019 release for “Rambo: Last Blood,” the fifth and final feature in the Sylvester Stallone-led franchise.
In the new film, the daughter of one of John Rambo’s friends is kidnapped which leads him to cross the U.S.-Mexico border and up against the full might of one of Mexico’s most violent cartels. Paz Vega, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, and Yvette Monreal co-star while Adrian Grunberg helms from a script by Stallone and Matthew Cirulnick.
Next up, Paramount Pictures has shuffled around its kids fare with the big screen adaptation of the TV horror anthology series “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” pulled from its October 4th opening this year – no new date has been set. In addition, they’ve also set a November 13th 2020 release date for the “Clifford the Big Red Dog” film, and a January 29th 2021 release date for the new “Rugrats” movie.
New Line has moved up its Vertigo comic book adaptation “The Kitchen” up by over a month, the film now opening August 9th. Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss star in that film about the wives of Irish mobsters who team up to take over running the business after their husbands are incarcerated.
Amazon Studios has set a June 7th release date for the Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling-led comedy “Late Night” following a major launch at Sundance, Nisha Ganatra helms the film about a ‘diversity hire’ in a late-night talk show writer’s room. John Lithgow, Max Casella, Hugh Dancy, Denis O’Hare, Reid Scott, Ike Barinholtz, John Early, Paul Walter Hauser, and Amy Ryan co-star.
Finally, and while it hasn’t set a specific date yet, Neon has acquired the U.S. rights to Alfre Woodard’s Sundance top prize-winning drama “Clemency” with plans for a release later this year. Woodard plays a prison warden worn down by years of carrying out death-row executions. As she prepares to execute another inmate, she must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates. Aldis Hodge, Richard Schiff, and Wendell Pierce co-star.
Source: Box-Office Mojo