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Grafik zeigt wie Filmstudios die Termine zur Freigabe neuer Filme aufgrund von Covid-19 verschieben müssen.


Freigabetermine von Filmen leiden unter Covid-19

By Ninian Carter

October 7, 2020 - Kinos in aller Welt bemühen sich trotz der Beschränkungen durch Covid-19 offen zu bleiben, Filmstudios dagegen müssen Freigabetermine für neue Filme laufend verschieben, meistens bis 2021 und darüber hinaus.

Movie studios are scrambling to move swathes of upcoming film releases in response to the Covid-19 global pandemic and resulting cinema closures.

Many smaller movies have gone ahead with limited theatrical releases and video-on-demand debuts, but the larger, vastly more expensive tentpole pictures are mostly being moved into 2021 or 2022, when hopefully large ticket-buying audiences can once again see them. If cinemas still exist.

However, it's currently not looking too good for the cinema business. In the United States, AMC, the nation's largest theatre chain, has announced it will shut down permanently in six months. Regal, the second-largest chain, will close its doors on October 9, possibly never to open them again. In the UK, its sister chain, Cineworld, is also shutting down.

The only blockbuster movie left slated with a 2020 release date is Wonder Woman 1984, with a December 25 Christmas Day release date still pencilled in. Although, rumours abound that Warner Bros will release Wonder Woman 1984 in theatres and to streaming at same time, believing the cinema business to be all but dead.

The future of Hollywood film distribution may very well lie in the hands of streaming giants like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, HBO Max and Apple TV+.

PUBLISHED: 08/10/2020; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Studio handouts
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