Movie theaters are planning to open up in July in different parts of the U.S., there are going to need to be new movies to play on their multiple screens. As it turns out that the first movie set to be released in theaters when everything will be back to normal, and the first movie will be Russell Crowe’s Unhinged.
Unhinged will be released on July 1st if everything goes as intended. That will be followed by Universal Pictures’ The Forever Purge on July 10th, Warner Bros. Tenet on July 17th, and Disney’s Mulan on July 24th.
Some states are starting to lift restrictions and allow more companies to open, and theaters are starting to greet customers in places like Texas, but it’s still not sure if larger markets such as Los Angeles and New York City will be back to normal by July.
The movie is being released by Solstice and Mark Gill, president, and CEO, said “he was convinced to make the move after consulting with theater owners and John Fithian, head of the National Association of Theatre Owners, an exhibition industry trade group. He was impressed by the plans they were putting in place to stagger showtimes, improved cleanings, and keep cinemas free from COVID-19.”
Gill knows that not all theater markets may not be open in July, and says:
“If there are places where density is a factor and theaters aren’t open, that’s okay. It might be that theaters are closed in New York City or Chicago or San Francisco, but less populated cities and suburbs will be open and we expect there to be a lot of pent-up demand.”
Unhinged was originally planned to be released on September 4th, so they moved the release date further back. This way they kind of own the market and won’t be going up against big movies like A Quiet Place Part II. Gill went on to say:
“We would get killed if we stayed there. The whole idea is not to be somewhere where you can get run over by a super tanker.”
Unhinged is about a woman who becomes involved in a terrifying act of road rage when she beeps her horn at the crazy driver. The movie was written by Carl Ellsworth (Disturbia) and directed by Derrick Borte (American Dreamer). Check out the awesome trailer below.