Trade news sources are confirming release date changes for at least two titles this week.
First up is Bad Boys For Life, currently set up at Sony for Morrocan film duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Gangsta) to direct. Anita Busch at Deadline is confirming a Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend release on January 17, 2020 with actors Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reprising their roles for a third time since the trilogy took off in 1995. That film and its 2003 sequel were both directed by Michael Bay and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer who will also produce the threequel.
Last and far from least is the exciting reunion of Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson pairing up for Hobbs and Shaw spinning off the longstanding hit Fast And Furious film series. Previously slated for a July 26, 2019 release, Universal Pictures is pushing the date back one week to August 2, 2019 when it will compete with 20th Century Fox release, The New Mutants.
David Leitch will add to his credentials as director here following John Wick and solo directing Atomic Blonde and upcoming Deadpool 2. Chris Morgan is penning the screenplay for the film as the studio further maintains its focus on finalizing the franchise with Justin Lin returning to direct the ninth and tenth films.