Independent studio Relativity Media features released a surprising press release implying that they’ve scheduled five new videos for theatrical debuts within 2016. The announcement that a movie studio could release more videos is only surprising in this instance because Relativity had filed for Chapter 11 individual bankruptcy earlier this year, but it appears like the heads have zero intention of letting a little thing like not having enough money slow these people down. They’ve place numbers on the aboard for haunted-house flick The Disappointments Room (Drive 25), Kate Bosworth-led horror film Before We Wake (April 8), Halle Fruits vehicle Kidnap (May 13), plus a follow-up to sleeper hit The Strangers (Dec 2). Where a few of Relativity’s other properties, such as Sundance breakout The Bronze, still have still to receive new release dates.
Relativity’s most high-profile train to have ostensibly un-jumped the actual track is the humourous Masterminds, slated for a October 30, 2016 release. That marks the third recognized release date with the heist farce starring Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Kristen Wiig, as well as Owen Wilson as the criminals accountable for the 1997 Loomis Fargo theft in North Carolina, referred to by some as the “hillbilly heist”.
Director Jared Hess, the individual behind Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre, will continue to poke fun at small-town yokels while using film in Sept. Masterminds was originally scheduled regarding release back on July 19, but Relativity shuffled this to October Nine when the whole “all of us don’t have any dollars anymore” rigamarole started to rear its ugly head. Once they belly-flopped into full bankruptcy, they amended the release date from April 9 to “maybe never”, only moving to be out in the world with this new announcement.
Judging from the trailer that come about back in June, Masterminds appeared becoming a fairly routine humor project, the sort of thing a studio skins in the dog times of summer, hopefully creating back its fees of production and more. Now, it’s become the child caught from the crossfire during the contentious divorce proceedings between Mom (Relativity) and pa (financial solvency).