Now here’s a scheduling change that seems to make sense!
So often this past year, horror fans have been disappointed when a film they waited so long for was delayed due to the pandemic. But this week, as reported by Variety, one animated horror film was actually bumped back to a much more fitting time of year.
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania–the fourth and reportedly last installment in the Sony Pictures Entertainment franchise–has been pushed back from its scheduled July premiere to a more logical Oct. 1 debut (with Halloween and all). No reason was given for the change, but some things don’t have to be spelled out.
In the film–which will wrap up the series that began in 2012–“Drac and the pack are back like you’ve never seen them before,” according to the synopsis. The actions starts when Van Helsing’s Monsterfication Ray “goes haywire,” changing Drac and his monster friends into humans and Johnny into a monster.
Johnny races around the globe to find a cure and, “with help from Mavis and the human Drac Pack, the heat is on to find a way to switch themselves back before their transformations become permanent.”
The movie–written by Genndy Tartakovsky (who directed the first three films and served as executive producer on this movie)–was directed by Jennifer Kluska and Derek Drymon. Voices for the animated characters were provided by Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key, Steve Buscemi, David Spade, Brian Hull, Asher Blinkoff, Brad Abrell, Fran Drescher, Jim Gaffigan and Molly Shannon.
The Hotel Transylvania franchise–created by Todd Durham–has been a big hit at the box office, but only the original garnered solid reviews. The first three entries have earned $1.3 billion worldwide on a combined budget of $245 million.
Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on Hotel Transylvania: Transformania.