Sony Pictures has revealed that they will be releasing their upcoming Vin Diesel movie, Bloodshot, early on-demand due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Coronavirus outbreak has already caused a lot of movies, if not all, to be pushed back.
The likes of No Time To Die, A Quiet Place Part 2, Fast And Furious 9 and Mulan have all been pushed back.
This is really to be expected due to the fact that people are either on lockdown in their homes or are being told not to go to places like cinemas.
Therefore, a lot of studios decided to push their movies back either by a few months or in Fast 9’s case, a full year.
However, some studios have opted to release some of their latest movies on-demand.
Universal Pictures is doing that this weekend with The Invisible Man and The Hunt.
It’s now been revealed by The Hollywood Reporter that Sony Pictures will be doing something similar for Bloodshot’s release.
Sony Pictures is releasing Bloodshot on-demand because of the Covid-19 pandemic
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This means that the film will be available to purchase from next Tuesday.
Here’s what Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman had to say on the matter:
Sony Pictures is firmly committed to theatrical exhibition and we support windowing. This is a unique and exceedingly rare circumstance where theaters have been required to close nationwide for the greater good and Bloodshot is abruptly unavailable in any medium. Audiences will now have the chance to own Bloodshot right away and see it at home, where we are all spending more time. We are confident that — like other businesses hit hard by the virus — movie theaters will bounce back strongly, and we will be there to support them.
The movie did come out in cinemas last Friday.
However, it didn’t do very well at all due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
It ended up making $9.3 million at the US box office.
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Will you be watching Bloodshot on-demand when it is released?
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