MGM’s ‘Samaritan’ has been moved to December 11, 2020. Studios often set release dates for movies years out, and when the landscape becomes clearer, things often move around. The film was originally slated to be released on November 20, 2020.
Deadline reports that the reason for the delay is to give Stallone and his crew a bit more time to complete the film. December 11th is a good date for the flick right now, because it is the only wide release opening that day as of now. The rest of the month is stacked, with films such as ‘Dune,’ ‘Uncharted,’ ‘Coming 2 America,’ and ‘West Side Story’ all opening that month for a Christmas release.
The premise of the film, based on an original idea, is below:
“Set two decades after an epic battle left a city’s super villain dead and superhero missing, a young boy befriends an old man (Stallone) who he believes is the hero in hiding, only to discover the truth is more shocking than he could have ever imagined.”
Moreover, ‘Overlord’s Julius Avery directs, while the screenplay is from Bragi F. Schut (‘Season of the Witch,’ ‘Escape Room’).
We at The GWW can also report that filming will begin January 20th in Atlanta, Georgia.
This is not a big delay, and will still release in the “holiday season” of next year, which is stacked. But with the star power of Stallone and Avery at the helm, the film should still find an audience.
Jacob Tyler contributed to this article.