By: John M Jerva
We’ve got an update on one of the many films stuck in release purgatory as distributors constantly struggle with getting their films out amidst the ongoing pandemic. It seems that the long awaited sci-fi war movie The Tomorrow War is looking like it’s being eyed by Amazon. The movie which stars Chris Pratt was once again supposed to be hitting theaters but that seems to have changed like many other films.
The report comes via Deadline which states that Amazon has reportedly made a whopping $200 million offer to buy the movie to stream on its service. Amazon is looking for a movie that smells of franchise potential and this one might just fit. They already have TV franchise success with The Boys so they are now looking to up the stakes in the movie department.
In The Tomorrow War, when humanity is losing to an alien invasion, scientists develop a way in order to fight the invasion by creating a way to draft soldiers from the past to fight the war. The film will follow a man drafted to fight in a future war where the fate of humanity relies on his ability to confront his past.
Pratt stars along with Oscar winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) as well as Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid’s Tale), Betty Gilpin (GLOW). Also featured are Sam Richardson, Theo Von, Jasmine Matthews, Keith Powers, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Edwin Hodge, Mike Mitchell, Seychelle Gabriel (Falling Skies), Alan Trong (Alita: Battle Angel), newcomer Chibuikem Uche and Alexis Louder (Harriet).
Skydance funded the project and Paramount was going to release it in December of 2020 but delayed it until July 23rd of this year. That looks to be changing with this new report and it’s looking like The Tomorrow War is going to be yet another cinema casualty.
The deal is not set in stone yet but sources are saying that it’ll probably happen so stay tuned for more on this developing story as we are your destination for everything action!