A couple of key release date announcements today, with two major tentpoles set to vie it out on March 5th 2021.
Yesterday Sony Pictures and Mattel Films set aside that date for their long-anticipated live-action “Masters of the Universe” adaptation starring Noah Centineo as He-Man. The film was originally to release at Christmas this year, but the push back was expected as filming hasn’t begun.
Today, Warner Bros. Pictures has also set aside the same date for “Mortal Kombat,” the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures new film adaptation of the brutally violent video game series which James Wan will produce.
Simon McQuoid will helm the film, the reboot following two previous films in the late 1990s, with pre-production kicking off in South Australia ahead of filming later this year or early next year.
They’re not the only date changes though as Vertical Entertainment has taken U.S. rights to LD Entertainment’s re-imagination of the 1990 thriller “Jacob’s Ladder”. DISH will premiere the film in an exclusive July 2019 window, followed by a theatrical release in August.
The original starred Tim Robbins as a Vietnam vet who suffers from a severe case of dissociation. Michael Ealy leads this version which is said to be very different.
Finally, STX has delayed its Chadwick Boseman-led thriller “21 Bridges” by two months, opening it now on September 27th this year. In addition, the Dave Bautista action comedy “My Spy” has been set for August 23rd.
Source: Box-Office Mojo