Just as we were finally inching closer to a release date for Blumhouse and Dimension’s long, long-delayed Amityville: The Awakening, the boot of scheduling has descended once again to hoof it another six months into the future.
Deadline reports that the film, which was shot back in 2014, has been moved from its 6 January release date to June 30. A move from January, which tends to be the “For god’s sake, just release it and let’s move on with our lives,” slot, to a summer date may seem like a vote of confidence, which is how Deadline has interpreted it. And they may well be right.
However, Amityville: The Awakening has been around for a while now. It was originally due to be released in 2 January 2015, and then got moved to April 2016, and then to January. One of these delays was to due to reshoots that were tricky to schedule due to how busy star Cameron Monaghan (Shameless, Gotham) is, although that was reported on back in 2014. Which was some time ago now.
Maybe it will be great. We’re certainly big fans of Franck Khalfoun’s Maniac remake (although not so much his latest effort iLived), we’re (mostly) always suckers for an Amityville tale, and the cast is good. In addition to Monaghan, there’s the great Jennifer Jason Leigh leading the cast, as well as Bella Thorne, Jennifer Morrison and Thomas Mann, the latter of whom has seen his star rise in the interim thanks to films like Me And Earl And The Dying Girl and the upcoming Kong: Skull Island. The film also stars Kurtwood Smith, and we’re always thrilled to see Kurtwood Smith.
So, will Amitvyille: The Awakening stick to its new release date? Or will it be moved yet again? We’ll just have to wait and see. But for now…
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