Bullet Train, a Brad Pitt-led action film, has been pushed back from July 29 to August 5.
The opening montage of the film helmed by David Leitch was shown to exhibitors at CinemaCon last month.
The film based on the Kôtarô Isaka book Maria Beetle follows Ladybug (Pitt), a skilled assassin who wishes to step out of his career but is coaxed back by his handler Maria Beetle to retrieve a briefcase on a bullet train traveling from Tokyo to Kyoto. Once aboard, he and other opposing assassins discovered that their goals were related.
Bullet Train previously moved into Black Adam’s former date. However, it now faces competition from the Owen Wilson comedy Secret Headquarters from Paramount and the Jo Koy family comedy Easter Sunday from Universal.
Why was it rescheduled? According to reports, Sony plans to release Bullet Train on the first weekend of August as the last major event film of the summer.
Fast & Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw opened at $60 million in August 2019 and racked up $174 million domestically.