‘Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’, ‘Spiral, ‘Barb And Star’ & More Head To 2021: Lionsgate Release Date Changes

Lionsgate has just shifted a number of movie originally scheduled for this year pre-coronavirus to next year.

Of note, the Chris Rock-Samuel L. Jackson Saw reboot Spiral goes to the pre-Memorial Day weekend frame of May 21, 2021. Lionsgate had undated the horror pic just COVID-19 pandemic was hitting with the pic’s previous release date being May 15.

The Ryan Reynolds-Jackson sequel The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard jumps a year to Aug. 20, 2021 from Aug. 28 this year. That movie’s 2017 first installment was a late summer hit for Lionsgate grossing $180.7M WW.

The Kristen Wiig-Anna Mumolo comedic reteam Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar jumps from July 31 this year to July 16, 2021.

There’s more: Kingdom Story Company/Erwin Brothers’ American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story is also taking hike from from Dec. 18 this year to Dec. 10, 2021. Being added to next year is the Martin Campbell-directed action film The Asset starring Michael Keaton, Maggie Q and Jackson on April 23.

What stays in 2020? The Deon Taylor-directed Hilary Swank thriller Fatale which is no longer going on June 19, but Oct. 30. Also, Lionsgate is adding the Neil Burger directed sci-fi feature Voyagers starring Tye Sheridan and Lily Rose-Depp to Nov. 25, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.


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