Guillermo Del Toro-Led ‘Antlers’ Loses Release Date

The terrors of 2020 are still being felt in the horror arena even as the year finally winds down–and Antlers is the latest genre film to lose its release date.

Antlers–led by producer Guillermo del Toro and director Scott Cooper–this week not only was bumped again from another release date, as reported by slashfilm.com, but it has been removed altogether from Disney’s Searchlight Pictures schedule.

The film was slated to premiere back on Apr. 17, but that first date was scrapped due to the pandemic. So, the movie was pushed all the way back to Feb. 19, 2021–a date that has been erased now, with no word about a new release date (theatrical or otherwise) in place at this time.

In Antlers, Julia Meadows (Keri Russell), a teacher in a small Oregon town, and her police officer brother Paul (Jesse Plemons) become involved with a student (Jeremy T. Thomas), who “is secretly keeping a supernatural creature in his house.” Wonder if it fits under his bed.

Antlers–with a screenplay by Cooper, C. Henry Chaisson and Nick Antosca–was adapted from Antosca’s short story The Quiet Boy, which first appeared in the January 2019 issue of Guernica magazine.

Keep reading Horror News Network to learn the final fate of Antlers–Silver Screen or streamer?

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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