Going to your local movie theater is a no longer doable as the coronavirus has disrupted the global theater marketplace.
So, as a way of keeping people from being bored and missing out on new releases, Universal Pictures announced that it would be making some of its current film releases available on demand starting this week.
Universal is making its movies available at home because of how the “current circumstances” have “made it more challenging to view our films.”
The Comcast-owned studio is teaming up with Focus Features to make titles such as The Invisible Man, The Huntand Emma available for rent on demand on services like Comcast, Sky, Apple and Amazon. Films will be priced at $19.99 for a 48 hour rental.
DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls: World Tour will be also be made available on demand starting on April 10, the day the movie was supposed to be released.
However, major blockbusters such as Fast & Furious 9 have been rescheduled for release until next year. The opening of the ninth installment of the popular movie franchise has been pushed from May 22 to April 2, 2021.
The studio is working on making movies available to people in ways that are “both accessible and affordable,” according Jeff Shell, CEO of NBCUniversal.