Disney pulls Death On The Nile and Free Guy from release schedule
Disney has pulled both Death On The Nile and new comedy Free Guy from its release schedule.
Death On The Nile is Kenneth Branagh's follow-up to Murder On The Orient Express and was first due to hit cinemas in October, before being shifted to December 18th.
Now, amid lockdowns across Europe, Disney have pulled the film from its schedule, leaving it without a release date.
The film features an all-star cast, with Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders and Letitia Wright all in key roles.
Set during a luxurious cruise on the Nile River, Death On The Nile turns into another classic Christie whodunnit when a murder is discovered on board.
Gadot will play Linnet Ridgeway Doyle, a rich heiress who marries a man who had previously been engaged to her best friend, a decision that brings dire consequences...
Branagh directs the sequel once again, with Michael Green returning to supply the screenplay. The film was shot in London and Egypt.
The same decision has been taken from new comedy, Free Guy, which is led by Ryan Reynolds.
The film had been due in cinemas on December 11th, but is now without a fixed release date.
Starring alongside Reynolds in the film are Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Taika Waititi and Camille Kostek.
Shawn Levy, who oversaw the Night At The Museum series, directs, working from a script from Matt Lieberman and Zak Penn.
The film is set in Free City, an open-world video game. Reynolds plays Guy, a non-player character, who works as a bank teller.
One day, his world is turned upside down thanks to a code developed by programmers Milly inserted into Free City by the publisher Antoine.
Suddenly, Guy becomes aware of his world being a video game, and takes steps to make himself the hero, creating a race against time to save the game before the developers can shut it down.