Amityville: The Awakening is losing its prime summer release date right at the 11th hour as The Weinstein Co. and Dimension Films pulled the latest installment in the classic horror franchise from its June 30, 2017, release date.
Produced by mega horror studio Blumhouse, Amityville: The Awakening, the official Amityville Horror sequel, follows a young girl who moves into a new home with her single mother and comatose young brother, who makes a miraculous recovery as other strange phenomena occur. The film is directed by Franck Khalfoun, who is known for his work on films like P2, Maniac and I Lived. The film has been completed since 2014, just awaiting a release.
Amityville: The Awakening had already gone through a number of release dates, beginning with January 2015, then April of 2016, then January of 2017, and most recently June 30, 2017. This now leaves Sony’s Baby Driver (opening on June 28), Universal/Illumination’s Despicable Me 3 and New Line/Warner Bros.’ comedy The House as the only wide releases heading into the July 4th holiday sweet spot.
Check out the Amityville: The Awakening trailer, which has been online for about a year below:
Meant to be a revival of the franchise, Amityville: The Awakening comes with a modern twist on the classic horror film. In this installment, Belle (played by Bella Thorne) begins to suspect her mother isn’t telling her everything, as in…they just moved into the infamous Amityville house. The franchise’s past would play directly into this film, acting as a more direct sequel while also becoming a springboard for a potential new franchise of Amityville Horror films.
In addition to Thorne, the rest of the cast for Amityville: The Awaking is an incredibly stellar roster considering its an umpteenth sequel to a franchise most thought was well played out. Jennifer Jason Leigh, who is coming off her Oscar-nominated performance in Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight and her “wait…is that…” cameo in Episode 2 of David Lynch Twin Peaks: The Return. In addition to Jason Leigh, there is also Cameron Monaghan (coming off his turn as “The Joker” in Gotham), Thomas Mann and Kurtwood Smith (we all know him as Red).
No new release date for Amityville: The Awakening has been announced.
Images: Dimension Films