Relativity Gives “Transporter,” “Black” New Dates

With the AFM in full swing, Relativity Media has shuffled around its upcoming film release schedule to make room for acquisitions and to better position its new features.

Most notably there’s ” The Transporter Legacy,” the upcoming reboot of the action franchise with Ed Skrein replacing Jason Statham in the role of Frank Martin. It’s a high-profile title that aims to be the first of a new trilogy.

Originally slated for a February 27th release next year, the film has been delayed four months and will now open in the more lucrative prime Summer release slot of June 19th.

Following its premiere in Toronto this Fall, Relativity has set Mike Binder’s drama “Black or White” for a platform release starting January 23rd ahead of an expansion a week later.

The racial drama, starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer, will also get a one-week awards-qualifying run on December 3rd.

Finally, Relativity has also picked up Jim Sheridan’s “The Secret Scripture” starring Rooney Mara, Vanessa Redgrave, Eric Bana, Jack Reynor and Theo James. Shooting on that film begins in December.

Source: Coming Soon