At this point we should probably just do a blanket “Everything’s Canceled!” post. But for now, you can add Lionsgate as the latest studio to shelve its upcoming releases due to the coronavirus pandemic. Those would include three anticipated thrillers: Antebellum, Spiral and Run.
Antebellum was set to be a huge release for Lionsgate on April 24th. The film boasts the producers of Jordan Peele’s Get Out and Us, with Janelle Monae starring as an author trapped in a nightmarish past in the antebellum south.
There is a lot riding on the release of Spiral, which has been moved from its May 15th date. The unexpected Saw rebirth finds Chris Rock in the lead role, based on a story he came up with, so there are plenty of eyes looking towards this one.
The May 8th release, Run, didn’t have the high profile of the others, but it does star American Horror Story’s Sarah Paulson so can’t be ignored. Paulson plays a mother who keeps her wheelchair-bound daughter locked in their house, and may be hiding dark, sinister secrets.
Lionsgate has yet to confirm new dates for any of these films, and makes no hint about the future in their statement.
With theaters across the country closed, Lionsgate will be postponing the releases of ANTEBELLUM, RUN and SPIRAL. We can’t wait to share these films with the world when this challenging moment is behind us. pic.twitter.com/pLcX4F27jN
— Lionsgate Movies (@Lionsgate) March 18, 2020