It’s easy to make a big deal out of everyday events in the entertainment industry. Reshoots? Every movie gets them. Release date shuffle? Happens practically every week. Yawn. No news there.
But Amityville: The Awakening is a different story.
Amityville: The Awakening stars Bella Thorne (Boo! A Made Halloween), Cameron Monaghan (Gotham) and Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight). It was directed by Franck Khalfoun (Maniac), and it wrapped production a REALLY long time ago.
The latest entry in the cartoonishly long horror franchise released its first trailer way back in 2014 (below), with a scheduled release date of January 2, 2015. Since then the release date has been moved back to April 2016, to January 2017, and then to June 30, 2017. And now it’s getting pushed back AGAIN… to whenever Dimension Films gets around to it, apparently (via Deadline).
Of course, this comes as absolutely no surprise, since June 30 is right around the corner and we haven’t seen any marketing materials whatsoever promoting the film. It seems as though this movie, which doesn’t seem to have a lot of support from its studio, is likely to be eclipsed by this narrative of constant delays, and although a shift in release schedule is common, a series of shifts over the course of multiple years does not inspire confidence.
For those who are still invested in the film, and who may be increasingly curious as a result of all this brouhaha, there may be hope. Bloody-Disgusting reports that the international release may come out on schedule after all.
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