Another movie earmarked for theaters is now headed to the world of streaming!
If you're anything like me, then you're probably excited about the prospect of watching new movies from the comfort of your own home.
Amazon Studios announced Wednesday that it had acquired worldwide rights to Skydance Media’s The Tomorrow Wa from director Chris McKay and starring Chris Pratt, who also executive produced.
The movie will launch exclusively on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories on July 2, 2021.
In The Tomorrow War, "the world is stunned when a group of time travelers arrive from the year 2051 to deliver an urgent message: Thirty years in the future mankind is losing a global war against a deadly alien species," reads the logline.
"The only hope for survival is for soldiers and civilians from the present to be transported to the future and join the fight."
"Among those recruited is high school teacher and family man Dan Forester (Pratt). Determined to save the world for his young daughter, Dan teams up with a brilliant scientist (Yvonne Strahovski) and his estranged father (J.K. Simmons) in a desperate quest to rewrite the fate of the planet."
Sounds fun, right?!
"The Tomorrow War will be a global event that will surprise and delight our customers around the world,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios.
"Director Chris McKay has brilliantly crafted this unique, action-packed sci-fi escape that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats and tug on their heart strings with its father-daughter storyline."
"We couldn't be happier to continue our relationship with Chris Pratt—who brings such dynamic star power to the film—along with David Ellison and the Skydance team, as we share this exciting film with fans."
“I’m so proud of this incredible cast and crew who worked under challenging circumstances to create a unique, original sci-fi action movie... something that’s increasingly rare," said director Chris McKay.
"Watching this team of actors and artisans effortlessly blend action, horror, comedy, and drama was a dream come true for me ... and I hope will thrill audiences this summer."
“It is fantastic to once again partner with Amazon to release another film from the Skydance canon,” said Skydance CEO David Ellison.
“Jen and the marketing team have had great success in making film premieres on the Amazon platform must-see events and with Chris Pratt headlining, everything goes up to another level.”
It's certainly fun to have these movies at home during these trying times. Amazon Prime has already had considerable success with Coming 2 America and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.
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