Primordial comedy The lost city will now open its doors three weeks ahead of schedule, the studio announced today, as its release date moves from April 15 to March 25, 2022.
Pic was previously configured to open against Fantastic Beasts: Secrets of Dumbledore, the third installment of Warner Bros. ‘ Fantastic beasts franchise, according to the book by Harry potter author JK Rowling. The weekend of the 25th, however, is otherwise unoccupied.
The Paramount function (formerly called The lost city of D) follows a lonely novelist (Sandra Bullock) on a book tour with her cover model (Channing Tatum), watching the couple get dragged into a kidnapping attempt that takes them on a fierce jungle adventure. They say it’s in the vein of Robert Zemeckis’ classic Novelist the stone, with Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner.
Aaron and Adam Nee wrote the screenplay, based on a draft by Dana Fox and Oren Uziel, and directed the film, which also stars Patti Harrison, Oscar Nunez, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Daniel Radcliffe.
Bullock has produced via Fortis Films with Liza Chasin of 3dot Productions and Seth Gordon of Exhibit A.
The lost city will be followed on Paramount’s release schedule by titles including Sonic the hedgehog 2 (April 8), Top Gun: Maverick (May 27), Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (June 24), Secret headquarters (August 12) and Mission: Impossible 7 (September 30).