Lionsgate has announced several updates to its upcoming theatrical slate, including a release date for a new title and release date changes for three more films.
Border countries (August 9, 2024)
Opening in wide release from Lionsgate on August 9, 2024, Border countries adapts the popular heist/first-person shooter video game franchise for the big screen. Directed by Eli Roth (The house with a clock on its walls $68.5 million domestic / $131.5 million global, Death wish $34 million domestic / $49.5 million global) from a script by Roth and Joe Crombie, the film stars Cate Blanchett as the infamous treasure hunter Lilith, who reluctantly returns to her home planet of Pandora to find the lost daughter of Atlas (Edgar Ramirez), the universe’s most powerful team with an SOB form. Kevin Hart), once a highly respected soldier but now desperate for redemption; Tiny Tina (Ariana Greenblatt), a wild pre-teen wrecker; Krieg (Florian Munteanu), Tina’s muscular, rhetorically challenged protector; Tannis (Jamie Lee Curtis), the scientist who has seen it all; and Claptrap (Jack Black), a tenacious wisecracking robot. These unlikely heroes must fight alien monsters and dangerous thugs to find and protect the lost girl, who may hold the key to unimaginable power. The fate of the universe may be in their hands – but they’ll be fighting for something more: each other. Lionsgate presents, in association with Media Capital Technologies, an Arad / Picturestart production, a Gearbox Studios / 2K production.
no title Dirty dancing CONTINUED (Summer 2025)
Release date for the sequel to the 1987 classic starring Jennifer Grey Dirty dancing ($64.5 million domestic / $214.5 million global) has been changed to an unspecified summer 2025 release date from the previously planned release date of February 9, 2024.
Spend 4 buy (September 22, 2023)
The fourth installment in Mercenaries franchise is now titled Spend 4 buy. The release date remains unchanged, with the film hitting theaters on September 22, 2023. A new generation of stars will join the franchise for another adrenaline-fueled adventure in Spend 4 buy. This time the team of elite mercenaries (Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture and Sylvester Stallone) are joined by Curtis 50 Cent Jackson, Megan Fox, Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Jacob Scipio, Levy Tran and Andy Garcia. As the world’s last line of defense, the team is once again called into action and must contend with the styles and tactics of the new team members. To date, the franchise has grossed over $804 million worldwide.
Without X (September 9, 2023)
The tenth film in Forward the franchise is officially titled Without X and has moved up a month, now opening on September 9, 2023 from the previously scheduled date of October 27, 2023. John Kramer (Tobin Bell) is back for the most disturbing installment of Forward exclusivity. Exploring the untold chapter of Jigsaw’s most personal game, the film takes place between the events of Forward AND Saw II. A sick and desperate John travels to Mexico for a dangerous and experimental medical procedure in the hope of a miracle cure for his cancer – only to discover that the entire operation is a ruse to deceive the most vulnerable. Armed with a new purpose, the infamous serial killer returns to his job, turning the tables on the thieves his own way, through devious, crazy and clever traps.
The White Bird: A Miracle Story (Q4 2023)
From director Marc Forster (Finding Neverland $51.6 million domestic / $116.6 million global, Christopher Robin $99.2 million domestic / $197.7 million global) and based on RJ Palacio’s book, The White Bird is the long-term follow-up to 2017 wonder ($132.4 million domestic/$315 million global). The film has seen another release date change from August 18, 2023 (limited) and August 25, 2023 (wide) to an unspecified release date of Q4 2023. Helen Mirren enters wonder universe with a new tale of kindness and courage that focuses on the character of Julian from the original film. Julian (Bryce Gheisar) has struggled to translate since he was expelled from his former school for his treatment of Auggie Pullman. To transform his life, Julian’s grandmother (Helen Mirren) finally reveals her story of courage to Julian. During her youth in Nazi-occupied France, a boy sheltered her from mortal danger. They find first love in a magical world of their own making, while the boy’s mother (Gillian Anderson) risks everything to keep him safe.