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“MORBIUS” release delayed due to pandemic concerns

Monday, January 11, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

We’ll be waiting a little longer for Marvel’s bloodsucking antihero to attack the screen.

Variety reports that Sony has pushed MORBIUS from its previously scheduled March 19 debut date to October 8 due to the ongoing pandemic. Based on Marvel’s MORBIUS, THE LIVING VAMPIRE comics, the film was directed by Daniel Espinosa (SAFE HOUSE, LIFE) from a script by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (DRACULA UNTOLD), and stars Jared Leto, Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal Tyrese Gibson and Michael Keaton. The synopsis: “Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder, and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Michael Morbius [Leto] attempts a desperate gamble. What at first appears to be a radical success, a darkness inside him is unleashed and transforms this healer into a hunter.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.