Coronavirus

  • COVID-19: Band on the Run as Bill & Ted head to VOD…

    The third Bill and Ted movie, reuniting Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter as they tumble through time in an erratic telephone box (hmmmm….someone should make a series about such a concept) was due to arrive on cinema screens this summer, but with the theatrical industry still largely in lockdown,...
  • Coronavirus: 2020 summer movies get new dates (UPDATED)…

    With growing uncertainty as to when the coronavirus pandemic crisis will pass, the summer of 2020 is looking particularly barren for all the major Hollywood studios. While some have chosen to move their titles to a VOD platform, more are simply pushing back their releases weeks, months or indefinitely....
  • Coronavirus: Apocalypse (Not) Now. Walking Dead delays finale…

    Only days after it was announced that AMC had decided to reschedule the premiere of The Walking Dead spin-off World Beyond until later in the year comes the news that the main show will also not be broadcast as originally planned either. The final episode of the current season...
  • ‘Beyond’ belief: Walking Dead staggers the spin-off debut…

    The latest spin-off for The Walking Dead was supposed to launch on 10th April, immediately after the finale for the current run of its parent show. The Walking Dead: World Beyond is planned to run for two seasons, starting with a ten-episode run. However, despite the logic that there’s...
  • Coronavirus: Window of Opportunity – could VOD beat COVID-19?

    If, just a few weeks ago,  you’d asked an industry insider if major Hollywood studios might release their tentpole blockbusters to the VOD (video-on-demand) platforms instead of multiplexes you’d have been met with scorn. Each year the film industry and the cinema chains bring in billions as people gather...
  • Coronavirus: The Global Shutdown Update (17th March)…

    While the entertainment industry might not be everyone’s priority right now, the cost of the Coronavirus may be causing practical hardhsips beyond the physical symptoms. With vast swathes of the industry shut down, the risk not only to businesses but the income of individuals and their families could be...