Coronavirus Update: Film Releases, Festivals, Shoots Affected
From the theatrical releases of big tentpole blockbusters being cancelled to a disruption in the shooting schedules of upcoming films, the ways in which Coronavirus has affected the global film industry are numerous. Here's a list of the latest delays, festival cancellations and award show season hiccups, which we will update as and when news breaks:
Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman 1984, scheduled to premiere on June 5, will now debut August 14.
The Cannes Film Festival, scheduled to be held from May 12 to 23, is postponed. Organizers announce that they are eyeing a new slot, sometime at the end of June or the beginning of July.
Kabir Khan's cricket drama 83, scheduled for an April 10 release, is postponed indefinitely.
Disney postpones the release of Marvel's Black Widow, earlier set to hit Indian theaters on April 30, a day before its international release. The studio also pushes the release of Dev Patel-starrer The Personal History of David Copperfield and Amy Adams' Woman in the Window.
Production on Paul Schrader's The Card Counter is suspended after an unidentified member of the cast, which includes Willem Dafoe, Oscar Isaac and Tiffany Haddish, tests positive for Coronavirus.
Universal Pictures announces that it will begin putting movies that are currently in theaters, such as The Hunt, The Invisible Man and Emma, on popular streaming services for a fee by the end of the week.
Thor star Idri Elba reveals that he has tested positive for Coronavirus and is isolating himself.
Kristofer Hivju, who plays Tormund Giantsbane in Game of Thrones, tests positive for Coronavirus.
Eros International registers Corona Pyaar Hai as a film title.
Quantum of Solace star Olga Kurylenko reveals that she has tested positive for Coronavirus.
Warner Bros stops filming the fourth installment of the Matrix franchise and the third Fantastic Beasts film.
The Indian Motion Picture Producers' Association asks all films, TV serials and web shows to cease shooting from from March 19 to 31.
Rana Daggubati's Hindi-Tamil-Telugu film Haathi Mere Saathi, set to open in the first week of April, is now postponed.
Amazon's Lord of the Rings series shuts down production in New Zealand.
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, and The Daily Show With Trevor Noah set to film without a studio audience.
Dibakar Banerjee's Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, scheduled for a March 20 release, is postponed.
The makers of Nani's action thriller V announce that they plan to push the film's release from March 25 to sometime in April.
Every Netflix production, including the shoot of Stranger Things season four, shuts down.
As theatres across India prepare to shut at midnight, director Homi Adajania announces that Angrezi Medium, which released on March 13 with a first-day collection of Rs4.03 crore, will re-release at a later date.
The shoot of Shahid Kapoor's upcoming sports film Jersey is stalled.
Walt Disney Company makes Frozen 2 available on Disney+ three months earlier than planned for "families during these challenging times."
Disney's live-action Mulan remake, on track for an $80 million opening weekend despite the outbreak, is postponed indefinitely. The studio also pushes the release dates of X-Men spinoff The New Mutants and the Guillermo del Toro-produced horror film Antlers.
With four episodes left to shoot, medical drama Grey's Anatomy halts production on its 16th season, sends cast and crew home for the next two weeks.
Tom Hanks, shooting for Baz Luhrmann's Elvis biopic in Australia, and his wife, Rita Wilson, become the first celebrities to test positive for the virus. Luhrmann calls off production and asks the cast and crew to stay home.
Widely anticipated summer tentpole release, Rohit Shetty's Sooryavanshi, calls off its March 24 release date, citing health and safety concerns.
The Kerala and Delhi governments announce that theatres will remain shut until March 31. PVR cinemas in the North ask their employees to take leave without pay as a result.
The Critics Choice Film Awards, scheduled for March 14, now stands cancelled.
Paramount Pictures announces that the release of A Quiet Place II, a sequel to the 2018 horror film, has been postponed but does not set a new date for the film. The studio also indefinitely postpones the release of Kumail Nanjiani-starrer The Lovebirds.
Travel bans stall the shoot of Vikram's film Cobra in Russia.
The ninth Fast and Furious movie, earlier set to open May 22 this year, is rescheduled for an April 2, 2021 release.
The release of Tillotama Shome-starrer Sir, which revolves around a relationship between a housemaid and her employer, is postponed indefinitely. The film was earlier set to release on March 20.
The Mumbai Academy of Moving Images (MAMI) postpones its March 16 screening of Oscar-nominated documentary For Sama amid growing Coronavirus fears.
Local officials announce that all theaters in Jammu and Kashmir will remain shut till March 31.
Netflix teen soap Riverdale shuts down production after a crew member comes in contact with a Coronavirus patient.
Disney halts the Prague shoot of Disney+'s first Marvel Cinematic Universe project – Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie-starrer Falcon and the Winter Soldier. No confirmation yet on whether the series will still release in August as planned.
Chris Hemsworth, scheduled to visit India as part of a promotional tour for Netflix film Extraction, cancels his trip.
Malayalam actor Tovino Thomas takes to Facebook to announce that his film Kilometers and Kilometers will no longer release theatrically on March 12 as planned.
The International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) 2020, set to take place in Indore from March 27 to 29, are postponed.
Annual tech, music, and film festival South By Southwest is cancelled for the first time in its 34-year history.
The worldwide release of 25th Bond film No Time To Die is pushed from April 2 to November 25.
The next Mission: Impossible movie, in the midst of planning an elaborate three-week shoot in Venice, sends its crew home.
The China shoot of Wong Kar-wai's Blossoms, centered on the Chinese economic boom of the 1990s, is put on hold.