Warner Bros. this week bumped back one big-screen genre blockbuster and announced a release date for another.
Furiosa–the prequel to the 2015 hit Mad Max: Fury Road–will now debut May 24, 2024 instead of the previously announced June 23, 2023 date, and the feature film adaptation of Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot will premiere Sept. 9, 2022, as reported by Deadline.
Furiosa–starring Anya Taylor-Joy in the titular role alongside Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II–is directed by George Miller from a screenplay he wrote with Nico Lathouris.
The spinoff–which tells the backstory of Furiosa in the years before she teamed up with Max Rockatansky–will start shooting in Australia next year. Miller said the film will be a “unique” part of the successful Mad Max franchise, but will still strike a familiar chord with fans.
Salem’s Lot–which recently started production in Boston–is written and directed by Gary Dauberman and stars Lewis Pullman, Makenzie Leigh, Spencer Treat Clark, Bill Camp, Alfre Woodard and William Sadler.
The big-screen adaptation of King’s 1975 vampire classic follows author Bean Mears as he returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem’s Lot looking for inspiration for his next book. What he finds is his hometown “being preyed upon by a bloodthirsty vampire.”
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest updates and changes as studios continue to play musical chairs with release dates of genre films.