Another week, another report of delayed releases. While attention has mostly been focused on the election, 20th Century Pictures has removed both Free Guy and Death on the Nile from their December slots.
Free Guy, an action-comedy from director Shawn Levy, had been planned for December 11th. Ryan Reynolds stars as “a bank teller discovers that he’s actually an NPC inside a brutal, open world video game,” according to IMDB. The film was first slated for a July 3rd opening.
Death on the Nile is the sequel to Kenneth Branagh’s 2017 remake of Murder on the Orient Express. This is the latest delay for the murder mystery, which was supposed to open originally on December 20th, 2019. The release was then pushed back to October 23rd and, prior to this news, had been on the calendar for December 18th.
Neither film has been given a new release date as many theaters within the United States and around the world remain closed.