Horror-thriller movie Polaroid of the Weinstein Company’s Dimension Films has had its November 22nd release date revoked and moved to an unknown date in 2018 in the wake of accusations against Harvey Weinstein of the assault of multiple women. The move was confirmed on Tuesday and a new date is yet to be confirmed.
It had been previously anticipated that the Polaroid release date may be pushed back due to the recent turmoil Dimension Films has been facing. Production began in March and the film was originally given a Thanksgiving release date in the US, but this has now been pushed back to an unspecified time.
In light of the recent Harvey Weinstein controversy, there will be no Weinstein Company or Dimensions releases for the rest of the year following a hopeful fresh start with the release of Paddington 2 this November. The company says they are looking to restructure and rebrand in the New Year. Could we see a similar knock-on effect on the rest of Weinstein films that are yet to be released?
Polaroid, based on director Lars Klevberg’s award-winning short film, is said to be styled in the vein of The Ring and Final Destination, and centres on a high school loner, Bird Fitcher, who stumbles upon a vintage Polaroid camera. Bird soon learns that the camera houses a terrible secret. After a number of unexplained deaths, it becomes apparent that the camera has a part to play in them. Anyone who has their photo taken by the camera meets a violent and tragic end. The girl and her friends must survive as they race to solve the mystery of the haunted device before it kills them all.
Polaroid’s cast features Kathryn Prescott (Skins, Finding Carter), Madeleine Petsch, Javier Botet (Mama, IT), Tyler Young, Grace Zabriskie (The Grudge), Mitch Pileggi and Keenan Tracey. The project is currently being produced by Roy Lee, who previously worked on The Ring and The Grudge franchises, along with Chris Bender, with its screenplay written by Blair Butler.