Lionsgate delays release of Fatale & Voyagers to 2021
As the global pandemic continues to keep theaters closed, Lionsgate is re-evaluating the release dates of two of its upcoming films as the Colin Farrell-led sci-fi drama Voyagers and Hilary Swank-starring thriller Fatale have both been delayed from their October and November 2020 releases to undated 2021 slots.
Fatale centers on a married man (Ealy) who finds himself living a nightmare as he is relentlessly compromised, out-witted and morally manipulated by a mysterious woman (Swank) with whom he had a wild one nightstand. How far will he go to save his marriage from his mistake?
Written and produced by David Loughery (The Intruder, Lakeview Terrace, Obsessed), the film is produced by Taylor’s Hidden Empire Film Group partner Roxanne Taylor and is executive produced by partner Robert F. Smith. Two-time Oscar nominee Dante Spinotti (L.A. Confidential, Heat) served as director of photography, marking his third collaboration with Taylor on Fatale.
Set in the near future, Voyagers chronicles the odyssey of 30 young men and women who are sent deep into space on a multi-generational mission in search of a new home. The mission descends into madness, as the crew reverts to its most primal state, not knowing if the real threat they face is what’s outside the ship or who they’re becoming inside it.
Starring Tye Sheridan (Ready Player One, X-Men: Apocalypse), Lily-Rose Depp (The Dancer, The King), Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch), Viveik Kalra (Blinded By The Light, Next of Kin, Beecham House), Quintessa Swindell (Euphoria), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Game of Thrones), Archie Madekwe (Les Misérables, Teen Spirit, Midsommar), Archie Renaux (Morbius), Chanté Adams (Roxanne Roxanne), and Colin Farrell (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Minority Report, Total Recall), the film is being described as Lord of the Flies for a new generation.
Production on the film began this week in Romania. Thunder Road’s Brendon Boyea is producing alongside Iwanyk and Burger, with Stuart Ford and AGC’s Head of Film Greg Shapiro onboard as executive producers.
AGC is fully financing the picture in partnership with AGC investors Fibonacci Films, Ingenious Media, and Aperture Media. Fibonacci’s Greg Clark and Victoria Hill also serve as executive producers. The film was a major seller at Berlin’s European Film Market earlier this year with amongst others Universal International acquiring a number of major territories.
The new dates for Fatale and Voyagers are set to be announced at a later date, though the studio has confirmed it is eyeing a first quarter 2021 release for the former film.