Tom Cruise, a vocal proponent of COVD-safe film productions, stars in both “トップ・ガン: 異端者,” a sequel to the 1986 打つ, そして “ミッション: 不可能7、” a continuation of his popular spy action-thriller franchise.
Both films have seen a number of release delays since the down of the pandemic, as movie theaters have either been closed, had limited audiences or have failed to attract pre-pandemic level audiences that pricey tentpole films rely on so heavily.
“ジャッカスフォーエバー,” starring Johnny Knoxville and Steve-O as regulars of the shock comedy franchise has seen several delays in its own right.
The move by Paramount is the biggest made a studio or distributor in recent months, with others like MGM (“Respect”) and Disney (“シャンチーとテンリングの伝説“) have stuck to their summer release dates despite a lack of a downtick in coronavirus cases in the US.
The shuffle is also another blow to theater owners, who were banking on Cruise’s pictures to help reinvigorate the box office, which has – for the most part – been dull for over a year.
しかしながら, there are still several other large titles coming this year that could help the bounce office bounce back, unless their studios follow in Paramount’s footsteps and remove them from 2021’s release schedule.
Among the films that carry a promise of financial success for theaters are “Dear Evan Hansen” (9月. 24), “No Time to Die” (10月. 8), “エターナルズ” (11月. 5), “West Side Story” (Dec. 10) もっと.