Blumhouse's Truth or Dare moves up, The New Mutants delayed 10 months

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The release date of two high profile genre films have been changed, giving us a good news / bad news scenario.

First, the good news: the release of Blumhouse Productions' supernatural thriller BLUMHOUSE'S TRUTH OR DARE (yes, that's the official title, it's not just TRUTH OR DARE) has been moved forward two weeks. Originally scheduled for release on April 27th, the movie will now be in theatres on Friday, April 13th.

Directed by Jeff Wadlow and starring Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane, Sophia Taylor Ali, Nolan Gerard Funk, Hayden Szeto, and Aurora Perrineau, BLUMHOUSE'S TRUTH OR DARE has the following synopsis: 

A harmless game of “Truth or Dare” among friends turns deadly when someone  — or something — begins to punish those who tell a lie — or refuse the dare.

It's interesting to see that Blumhouse is now such a big name in horror that they're going to start using that name in the titles of their movies. Will we have "BLUMHOUSE'S HALLOWEEN" to look forward to this October?

Now the bad news: Fox has shuffled the release date of their upcoming X-MEN / mutant properties. While DEADPOOL 2 moved in the direction we like to see, being re-scheduled from June 1st to May 18th, GAMBIT (which can't keep a director attached) has been pushed back from February 14, 2019 to June 7th of next year... and director Josh Boone's THE NEW MUTANTS, a horror movie set in the world of the X-Men, has taken a major blow, getting delayed 10 months. Originally set to hit theatres on April 13, 2018, THE NEW MUTANTS now won't be seen until February 22, 2019.

Insiders told The Hollywood Reporter that one reason for the delay of THE NEW MUTANTS is that Fox didn't want the releases of their mutant projects to overlap, and if the film had stuck to its April release it would have been in theatres at the same time as DEADPOOL 2 in some territories. Another insider told The Wrap that the movie is being delayed because it's "not scary enough", so it sounds like there could be some reshoots to increase the horror.

Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt, and Alice Braga, THE NEW MUTANTS will introduce

a diverse cadre of teens learning to cope with their superpowers. These new mutants find themselves held in a secret facility against their will and must battle the dangers of their powers, as well as the sins of their past.

We'll be meeting that cadre of teens almost a year later than first intended.

Extra Tidbit: What do you think of these release date changes?
Source: THRTheWrap



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