News on delayed release dates are just a part of the everyday norm now, and will be until the coronavirus outbreak fades. The latest come from Paramount, which have bumped their upcoming SpongeBob film and the sci-fi film Infinite off the summer schedule.
Paramount has moved The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run from its July 31st spot to August 7th. That’s not too far, and to me it suggests a possible straight-to-digital release. That’s just my opinion, so take it for what it’s worth. But we’re talking about SpongeBob, which was made popular on TV sets in the homes of families. A digital release could be huge.
Here’s the synopsis: SpongeBob and Patrick travel to the lost city of Atlantic City to solve the mysterious kidnapping of Gary the snail. They soon prove that there’s nothing stronger than the power of friendship as they encounter danger and delight at every turn.
The Antoine Fuqua/Mark Wahlberg sci-fi film Infinite had been in the spot newly-occupied by SpongeBob, so Paramount has decided to shift it all the way to March 28th 2021. Also starring Dylan O’Brien and Chiwetel Ejiofor, the story follows a schizophrenic man who comes to realize his visions are memories of the past. He encounters a group of near-immortals who have learned to turn their past experiences into superhuman abilities, used to alter the course of history.
These two films join A Quiet Place 2, which moved from March to September 2020, as Paramount’s complete reworking of their schedule for the year.