Warner Bros. postpones “Aquaman 2” and “Shazam 2” and removes “Salem’s Lot” from programming pending a release date.

Warner Bros. has put its hands on the releases of its DC films, after the cancellation of Batgirl and the problems with The Flash the studio is certainly trying to push it all with the two sequels planned. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdomoriginally scheduled for March 17, 2023 has been delayed to December 25, 2023. Fans will be a little disappointed, but director James Wan will be able to work more calmly and will have more time for post-production, which is a very important part in a movie like Aquaman 2 so full of special effects. The March window left vacant will fill it Shazam! Fury of the Gods aka Shazam 2the sequel by David F. Sandberg slides from December 21, 2022 to March 17, 2023, the date originally assigned to Aquaman 2.

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav also announced a couple of new things: the reboot House Party of New Line and the expected Evil Dead Rise, which were supposed to skip the theatrical release and go directly to HBO Max, will arrive in theaters instead. The study will therefore bet on these two titles also giving a positive signal to exhibitors. “House Party” produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter will be released on December 9, 2022, while “Evil Dead Rise” directed by Lee Cronin, which has Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell on board as producers, will debut on April 21, 2023.

The studio confirmed Warners The Nun 2 for September 8, 2023 as the “Salem’s Lot” film based on the novel Salem Nights by Stephen King has been removed from the schedule, so skip the date that was set at April 21, 2023, the film has wrapped shooting and is currently in post-production. Warner Bros. has also reserved a Super Bowl weekend release date with an as-yet-untitled event film set to open on February 10, 2023.

“House Party” is a remake of the 90s cult comedy of the same name. The original film is a 1990 musical comedy directed by director Reginald Hudlin and based on his award-winning Harvard University award-winning student film. The plot followed the high school Kid (Christopher Reid) invited to a party at the house of his friend Play (Christopher Martin). But after a fight at school, Kid’s father grounds him. However, the Kid sneaks out of the house when his father falls asleep, setting off an unforgettable night in all respects. The cast included newcomer Martin Lawrence in his second role after Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing, veteran John Witherspoon, Reid and Martin of popular hip hop duo “Kid ‘n Play,” Paul Anthony, Bow-Legged Lou and B -End of “Full Force”, Robin Harris (who died of a heart attack just days after the film’s release) and a cameo from funk musician George Clinton. The film received critical acclaim and grossed over $26 million from a $2.5 million budget. the film spawned two sequels and a remake House Party: Tonight’s the Night released direct-to-video in 2013. The film is directed by Grammy Award-winning director Calmatic, a music video specialist.

“Evil Dead Rise” is the fifth film in the horror franchise “Evil Dead – The House” after the trilogy by Sam Raimi and the 2013 remake directed by Fede Alvarez, and of course the TV series Ash vs Evil Dead by Starz canceled in 2018 after three seasons. Evil Dead Rise will deviate from the classic setting of the franchise by setting the invasion of demons in an urban scenario.

“Salem’s Lot” is directed by prolific horror screenwriter Gary Dauberman, who recently adapted Stephen King’s IT for the big screen. Dauberman was already working on the screenplay for the film, when he decided to take on the directorial responsibility as well, making “Salem’s Lot” his second job behind the camera after his 2019 debut with Annabelle 3. Gary Dauberman in addition to “IT”, has also written several films of the “Conjuring Universe”: the spin-off Annabellethe sequel Annabelle 2: Creation and the spin-off The Nun – The calling of evil. Dauberman also created and wrote the pilot for the TV series Swamp Thing.

Published in 1975, King’s book tells of an abandoned house in a remote town AND infested with bloodthirsty vampires. The protagonist of the story is Ben Mears, a writer who returns to the places of his childhood to exorcise a terrible experience he had as a boy at Casa Marsten, the gloomy and menacing building that dominates the village that now seems inhabited. But who is the self-styled Mr. Barlow, the new owner of the spooky mansion? Why is his presence perceptible only after sunset? And what is happening to the peaceful inhabitants of Lot?

Source: Deadlines

Warner Bros. postpones “Aquaman 2” and “Shazam 2” and removes “Salem’s Lot” from programming pending a release date.