The Outpost (2020), directed by Rod Lurie and starring Scott Eastwood, Caleb Landry Jones, and Orlando Bloom is releasing to a Director’s Cut on May 18, 2021.
The Director’s Cut will bring the movie to 4k Blu-ray Disc for the first time, featuring an additional scene and extended scenes along with new bonus features. (Note: The Outpost is available in 4k from digital retailers.)
Artwork, disc specs, and new bonus features are TBD.
The Outpost on 4k Blu-ray is priced $29.99 on Amazon.
EXCLUSIVE: MGM and Miramax’s Guy Ritchie-directed action thriller Wrath of Man is moving to the May 7-9 weekend, which was recently given up by Disney/Marvel’s Black Widow. Wrath of Man was previously dated for April 23.
United Artists Releasing will be distributing the feature, which reps the filmmaker’s fourth film with leading man Jason Statham, a canon that began with 1998’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. The duo are teaming again on a fifth Miramax movie with STX which is currently untitled (though formerly known as Five Eyes).
Wrath of Man, written by Ritchie and Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies, follows a mysterious and wild-eyed new cash truck security guard (Statham) who surprises his co-workers during a heist in which he unexpectedly unleashes precision skills. The crew is left wondering who he is and where he came from. Soon, the marksman’s ultimate motive becomes clear as he takes dramatic and irrevocable steps to settle a score. Producers are Ritchie, Atkinson and Miramax’s Bill Block. EPs are Louise Killin, Joshua Throne, Steven Chasman and Andrew Golov.
UAR/MGM has domestic on Wrath of Man, so it’s feasible for the studio to take over this first weekend of May in a way that other major studios with big global tentpoles cannot.
Miramax also produced Ritchie’s previous 2020 action feature The Gentlemen which was released before the pandemic and racked up $115.1 million worldwide via STX.
On Tuesday, Disney moved summer’s starting gun Black Widow from May 7 to July 9, relegating the Marvel feature to a theatrical and Disney+ Premier day-and-date release. Part of that was due to the fact that a majority of foreign theatrical markets remain closed, in addition to the fact that Disney has to feed its booming streaming service.
Exclusively from Variety:
Scott Eastwood-fronted action thriller “Dangerous” has sold into major markets, including the U.S., Canada and the U.K.
Lionsgate has snapped up the pic from International Film Trust (IFT) for the U.S. and U.K., and it has bought the title from Minds Eye Entertainment for Canada. Additional territories sold by IFT include Latin America (California), Benelux (Dutch Filmworks), Australia (Defiant Screen), Italy (Leone), South Korea (Joy N Cinema) and Greece (Tanweer).
Lionsgate will release the film as a multi-platform title.
Directed by David Hackl (“Saw V”), the film follows a reformed sociopath (Eastwood) who, after the death of his brother, heads to a remote island that soon falls under siege from a deadly gang of mercenaries. Forced to fend for himself, he discovers their role in his brother’s demise and sets off on a relentless quest for vengeance.
The cast also includes Mel Gibson in a key supporting role, along with Kevin Durand, Famke Janssen and Tyrese Gibson. Other actors rounding out the cast include Canadian actors Brenda Bazinet (“Shoot the Messenger”), Ryan Robbins (“Sanctuary”), Brendan Fletcher (“Braven”), Leanne Lapp (“iZombie”), Chad Rook (“Siren”) and Brock Morgan (“Cardinal”).
The U.S. and U.K. deals were brokered by Lauren Bixby of Lionsgate, and Michael Benaroya and Christian De Gallegos on behalf of the filmmakers. Meanwhile, Canadian rights were brokered by Kevin DeWalt for Minds Eye Entertainment.
The film was backed by a number of Canadian funds and tax breaks, including British Columbia’s Film Incentive BC, the Creative Saskatchewan Feature Film Production Grant Program and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. The film was shot in Kelowna, Quilchena, Kamloops and Lavington, all in interior British Columbia in western Canada. The project is currently in post-production.—
“Dangerous” is written by Christopher Borelli, Hackl and Seth Renshaw, and produced by Kevin DeWalt and Ben DeWalt for Minds Eye Entertainment and by Douglas Falconer for Falconer Pictures, with Michael Benaroya executive producing for his Benaroya Pictures. International Film Trust (IFT), Invico Capital, and 3 Point Capital are financing with IFT selling international rights.
IFT previously sold the film into Germany (Koch), Spain (You Planet), the Middle East (Eagle), CIS (Top Film), Eastern Europe (Programme 4 Media) and Portugal (Pris).