Following Warner Bros. temporarily moving Tenet off the theatrical schedule, and the news being exactly unclear as to when theaters will reopen, Sony is undating their Selena Gomez-executive produced romantic comedy Broken Hearts Gallery for the time being.
The intent is for the film to still go theatrical –not PVOD– but I hear the studio is in a wait-and-see mode to see how the theatrical landscape shapes up. Sony would like the movie to be one of the first titles out there. The word I’m getting at this point in time, as far as domestic theaters go, is that if the studios provide new product, then major movie theater chains could reopen where it’s safe to do so in this COVID-19 environment — even if NYC and LA aren’t in the mix. To be continued.
After the theatrical release schedule shifted once again last week with New York and Los Angeles still closed, and Tenet heading to Aug. 12 and Mulan to Aug. 21., Sony is moving their Tri-Star Selena Gomez executive produced romantic comedy Broken Hearts Gallery to Aug. 7, the weekend after Solstice Studio’s Unhinged on July 31. The pic has continually been scheduled in the weekend after Unhinged as part of the tee-up for theaters reopening as they head toward Warner Bros.’ Tenet.
Disney still has 20th Century Studios’ The Empty Man on Aug. 7. No word yet if that moves. We’re also waiting to see if STX’s Aug. 14 Gerard Butler release Greenland moves as well as Lionsgate’s Antebellum and Focus Features’ Let Him Go, both sharing Mulan‘s new release date.