Should Horror Freaks be worried about what to expect in terms of awesome theatrical releases slated for 2017? Usually, when a studio pushes the release date of a film back, it signals some sort of dissatisfaction with the end result. Such is the case with not one, but two horror films on Sony’s roster: The Dark Tower and Flatliners.
The Dark Tower is being pushed back until July 28th, which may be a good thing in this case. It could indicate that Sony feels it could be a powerful draw during the crucial summer Blockbuster season. As for Flatliners, the release date is really only jumping a matter of weeks, from August 18th to September 29th, suggesting it may only need some fine tuning; Sony could also be hoping to tap the Halloween market by releasing Flatliners so close to October.
We’ll keep you posted.
The Flatliners remake will star: James Norton, Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, Ellen Page and Kiersey Clemons.
In the original Flatliners: Seeking answers about the afterlife, Chicago medical student Nelson (Kiefer Sutherland) persuades his fellow pupils to help him end his life, and then resuscitate him in the nick of time. Atheist David (Kevin Bacon), playboy Joe (William Baldwin) and troubled Rachel (Julia Roberts) also journey into the unknown, looking for meaning in their own lives. As the experiments become more perilous, each is forced to contend with the paranormal consequences of trespassing on the other side.
The Dark Tower, based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King, will star: Katheryn Winnick, Matthew McConaughey, and Idris Elba.
Official Synopsis: A gunslinger (Idris Elba) and an evil sorcerer (Matthew McConaughey) embark on a journey to reach a mystical tower that can save their decaying world.