Following the recent announcement of director Antonie Fuqua’s upcoming sci-fi action flick, Infinite, will skip theaters and head straight to streaming, a release date has now been set with the film debuting exclusively on Paramount + on Thursday, June 10. With Mark Wahlberg and Chiwetel Ejiofor, Infinite should offer audiences plenty of twists, twists and explosions in this adaptation of D. Eric Maikranz’s 2009 novel, The Reincarnationist Papers. The release date was made official by ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish, who revealed the new date during the conglomerate’s Q1 earnings call.
Mark Wahlberg stars Evan McCauley, a man who has skills he has never learned and memories of places he has never visited haunt his daily life. Self-medicated and on the verge of depression, Evan is wanted by a secret group calling themselves “Infinites”, revealing to him that his memories may be real, but come from multiple past lives. The Infinites bring Evan to their extraordinary world, where a few gifted people have the opportunity to be reborn with their memories and knowledge accumulated over the centuries. With critical secrets buried in his past, Evan must work with the Infinites to unlock the answers in his memories in a race against time to save humanity from one of their own, the villainous Chiwetel Ejiofor, who seeks to put end to all life to stop what he sees. like the cursed and endless cycle of reincarnation.
Ian Shorr adapted the screenplay for the director Antoine Fuqua, with Todd Stein writing the screen story for the 2009 D. Eric Maikranz novel, with Infinite ready to play a star cast including Sophie Cookson as Tammy, Dylan O’Brien as Heinrich Treadway, Rupert Friend as Bathurst, Jason Mantzoukas as Peabody, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson as Kovic, Tom Hughes as Abel, Wallis Day as Shin, Toby Jones as Kent, Liz Carr as Garrick, Kae Alexander as Trace alongside lead Mark Wahlberg and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Brain Villain.
Infinite was originally slated for a theatrical release in August 2020, but the film was one of many to experience delays, being pushed back to May 2021. It suffered more delays shortly after that date change, passing to September 2021 after the recently released horror sequel A Quiet Place, Part II has been moved to the May 2021 slot. Obviously, the studio has had enough of any reshuffle to keep up with the other releases, moving Infinite to a streaming version instead, arguably as part of their push towards them. Paramount + projects.
Skipping a traditional theatrical release in favor of streaming is likely to become more common for Paramount, along with the other major studios, with Infinite follow in the footsteps of great outings such as The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: Sponge on the Run, which recently made its exclusive streaming debut as part of the studio’s attempts to bolster the Paramount + library.
ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish recently announced the arrival of a ‘Mountain of Movies’ on Paramount +, with plans in place for the streamer’s library to add 1,000 more movies, including well-planned movie projects. loved ones such as The Avengers, Skyfall, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Rocketman, Sonic the Hedgehog and many more. This comes to us thanks to Deadline.
Topics: Infinite, Paramount Plus, Streaming
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