According to a Deadline report by Andreas Wiseman this week, Amazon
Shifts Release Date & Cuts Theatrical Window For Potential Awards Pic
‘The Aeronauts’ With Eddie Redmayne & Felicity Jones.
The cinema release date delayed. 🙁 We have to wait until December 6.
The movie will be available on Amazon Prime from Dec 20.
Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke explained the rationale behind the release changes:
“The Aeronauts is a spectacular film featuring some of Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne’s
finest work. The level of filmmaking is nothing short of a technical feat that transports you
to another world high up in the clouds. The theatrical experience is an important part of
our business, but our highest priority is our customers. We know The Aeronauts is a film
Amazon Prime Video customers will want access to as soon as possible, and is the perfect
example of high-level, quality filmmaking customers can expect from us both in theaters
and on Prime. Considering how competitive it has become to capture audiences’ attention
and how audiences are consuming their entertainment, we believe this is the best choice
for the film and that we’re delivering our customers an epic film that we believe
will be a major player in the awards conversation at the height of awards season.”
I’m hoping for good news from other festivals like Telluride (August 30-September 2),
New York, L.A.’s AFI Fest, or the London Film Festival ( will run from October 2 – 13,
with the full program announced on August 29.)...
FilmNation sold the movie to a string of international buyers who plan to release the film
later this year. We hear Amazon is working through their new plans with these distributors.
What will happen with the one-week IMAX commitment?
""We don't expect to be part of that release," IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond said Tuesday.