Better start dating your calendars, because Paramount has already started staking claims for 2021 and beyond.
Like everyone else, the film company has had to shift the release dates of its various films to acclimate to the pandemic shutting down all productions. But with filming set to resume again for several films, Paramount has revealed new release dates for many of its films. While they’ve shifted A Quiet Place Part II to April of next year, and Mission: Impossible 7 is still on track for November 2021, Paramount has taken the time to make dates for other films that were supposed to come out in 2020 but couldn’t. And to show you that they really mean it, the Twitter accounts for each movie tweeted these new dates!
Following A Quiet Place Part II debuting April, the G.I. Joe movie Snake Eyes will land in October. Starring Henry Golding from Crazy Rich Asians, the origin story will dig into the well-known ninja and the relationship with his more villainous counterpart, Storm Shadow. That movie has moved from October 16 of this year to … well, still October, just the 22nd of 2021.
If you’re not into the complicated family dynamics between ninjas working for military organizations, never fear! A few weeks after Snake Eyes, you’ll be able to a watch a family film by the name of Clifford the Big Red Dog! Based on the old books we all used to read as kids, the film will be a mix of live action and CG that features David Alan Grier as the big mutt, along with Rosie Perez and Kenan Thompson. It’ll release on Nov. 5.
For fans of horror, you’ll have to wait a little longer for your anticipated scares. The upcoming Scream 5, bringing back franchise mainstays Courteney Cox and David Arquette as respectively Gail and Dewey Riley, will now release in January 2022. Likewise, the next installment in the Paranormal Activity franchise will debut on March 4, 2022. The seventh film in the long-running found-footage series will see an assist from the horror-minded folk over at Blumhouse and “set a new course for the franchise,” in the words of Christopher Landon, who has written most of the films in the franchise beginning with the second installment.
Naturally, all of these dates are subject to change depending on the state of each individual production. But with luck, we’ll be back in movie theaters again and safely enjoying them with one another by the time all of these hit.