Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot’s Bill & Ted Face the Music with Alex Winter, Keanu Reeves, Samara Weaving, and William Sadler may be heading to Digital.
This update comes from CNN Business who writes: “While major blockbusters are likely to stay in theaters, other summer films like “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run” and “Bill & Ted Face the Music” could make their way to digital.”
Jeff Bock, senior analyst at Exhibitor Relations, says: “We just don’t know at this point what the world will look like in June and July, but what we do know is if studios are planning to release these films in theaters, they’d have to begin advertising them right now. That’s more money that they might be risking. That’s why some of these films make a lot of sense going straight to digital.”
He adds: “With the uncertainty that lies ahead, studios are no doubt running alternative scenarios, crunching numbers and ultimately weighing the possibility of more films going to on-demand. The pandemic will likely only streamline which films fit into that pipeline more and more going forward.”
It will see William “Bill” S. Preston Esq. and Theodore “Ted” Logan facing their highest stakes ever. Yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle-aged best friends set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it. Along the way, they will be helped by their daughters, a new batch of historical figures, and a few music legends — to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe.
Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest) directs from a script by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon (Excellent Adventure & Bogus Journey) – and produced by Scott Kroopf, Alex Lebovici, and Steve Ponce. It (might) hit theaters on August 21, 2020.