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Rushed to digital : Snake Eyes, The Green Knight; Hotel Transylvania 4 skipping theaters

Films were released only weeks ago

Likely due to the ongoing pandemic – that Delta variant is causing more mess than the Klumps at Christmas dinner – two high-profile releases are being rushed to digital platforms only weeks after their theatrical bows.

“Snake Eyes : G.I Joe Origins” will be available on digital in the U.S August 17 and in Australia on digital on August 24.

Quite a few likely didn’t catch this one, due to cases rising over the past few weeks, so this will be music to the ears of film buffs.

Discover the origins of the iconic G.I. JOE hero, SNAKE EYES (Henry Golding), in this action-packed, edge-of-your-seat adventure. Welcomed into an ancient Japanese clan called the Arashikage after saving the life of their heir-apparent, STORM SHADOW (Andrew Koji), SNAKE EYES joins the battle against the terrorist group COBRA. Pushing him to the limits, SNAKE EYES will become the ultimate ninja warrior. But, when past secrets are revealed, his honor and allegiance will be tested – even if that means losing everything he has been fighting for. Also starring Úrsula Corberó as BARONESS and Samara Weaving as SCARLETT.

“The Green Knight” will be available to rent on digital platforms starting Thursday, A24 announced. No word on an Australian bow. It will be on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play, YouTube, Vudu, Fandango Now, Redbox and more.

“This Thursday, August 19th, David Lowery’s acclaimed Arthurian epic ‘The Green Knight’ will be available everywhere you rent movies. Starring Dev Patel as the legendary Sir Gawain — there’s no better company for a hot summer knight,” A24 said in a release announcing the news.

“The Green Knight” opened July 30 in theaters.

Meanwhile, Amazon Studios is the new home of Sony’s “Hotel Transylvania : Transformania”.

The Adam Sandler-less sequel (seriously, had no idea Sandler wasn’t in this one until I noticed his absense on IMDB today!) was originally due to open in theaters later this year, after being bumped from a summer slot.

Amazon snagged the animated horror comedy for $100 million. It’s likely the film won’t play any theaters, globally-speaking, now.

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