Sony Pictures Announces New Release Dates for Monster Hunter, Escape Room 2 & More
Sony Pictures has shuffled a few of its upcoming releases, namely Monster Hunter and Escape Room 2. Monster Hunter was originally set to open on April 23, 2021 but now occupies the December 30, 2020 release date vacated by Escape Room 2, which has now been bumped to an undetermined future date in 2021. Also added to the calendar is Evan Morgan’s The Kid Detective, which releases October 16.
Based on the global video game series of the same name, Monster Hunter is set in a world behind our world: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When an unexpected sandstorm transports Captain Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her unit (TI Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta) to a new world, the soldiers are shocked to discover that this hostile and unknown environment is home to enormous and terrifying monsters immune to their firepower. In their desperate battle for survival, the unit encounters the mysterious Hunter (Tony Jaa), whose unique skills allow him to stay one step ahead of the powerful creatures. As Artemis and Hunter slowly build trust, she discovers that he is part of a team led by the Admiral (Ron Perlman). Facing a danger so great it could threaten to destroy their world, the brave warriors combine their unique abilities to band together for the ultimate showdown.
Written for the Screen and Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. Produced by Jeremy Bolt, Paul W.S. Anderson, Dennis Berardi, Robert Kulzer and Martin Moszkowicz. The film stars Milla Jovovich, Tony Jaa, Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta, Josh Helman, Jin Au-Yeung and Ron Perlman.
The Kid Detective is written and directed by Evan Morgan. The film stars Adam Brody and features supporting performances from Sophie Nélisse, Tzi Ma, and Sarah Sutherland. The film is produced by William Woods of Woods Entertainment and Jonathan Bronfman of JoBro Productions. Morgan is best known as the co-writer, producer and editor of the breakout indie film The Dirties, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Slamdance. The Kid Detective further demonstrates his darkly humorous sensibility, and showcases a career turning performance from Adam Brody as a once celebrated child detective, now in his early thirties, who continues to solve the same trivial mysteries between hangovers and bouts of self-pity. That’s until a naïve client (Sophie Nélisse) brings him his first ‘adult’ case – to find out who brutally murdered her boyfriend.
Escape Room 2 is the sequel to the $155 million box office hit psychological thriller that terrified audiences around the world.
Directed by Adam Robitel. Screenplay by Will Honley and Maria Melnik & Daniel Tuch. Story by Christine Lavaf & Fritz Bohm and Will Honley. Produced by Neal H. Moritz. The film stars Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Indya Moore, Holland Roden, Isabelle Fuhrman, Carlito Olivero, Thomas Cocquerel and James Frain.