By MICHAEL GINGOLD
Hot on the heels of word that CANDYMAN has settled on a 2021 debut comes news of more genre-film scheduling and rescheduling.
Sony has given an August 13, 2021 debut date to DON’T BREATHE 2. The original film’s scripters Rodo Sayagues and Fede Álvarez (who directed the first one) wrote the follow-up, with Sayagues making his directorial debut on the sequel. Stephen Lang returns as the Blind Man, apparently taking a more heroic role here: He’s been raising an orphaned girl for years in a remote cabin, and when she is abducted, the Blind Man must leave his home to rescue her from the kidnappers.
In addition, Sony has bumped GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE (pictured above) from next March to June 11, 2021, placing it in the same weekend slot as the 1984 original. Original director Ivan Reitman produced this reboot, directed by his son Jason and scripted by Gil Kenan (MONSTER HOUSE) and Jason Reitman. Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard (STRANGER THINGS), McKenna Grace (THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE), Paul Rudd and original co-stars Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson head the cast of the sequel, in which a single mother and her two children discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters.