Premium Video on Demand (PVOD) is becoming the home of a lot of movies, and now you can add Antebellum to that list.
With the coronavirus pandemic keeping the majority of movie theaters in the U.S. shut down, more and more films are turning to PVOD to clear the decks. While some have already moved release dates to 2021, there is just no room for every film to find a home there.
Time-traveling horror movie Antebellum is the latest film to make the movie and will arrive on PVOD on Sept. 18. The Janelle Monae vehicle will be available for rental at $19.99. Internationally the film will play where there are enough theaters to make it viable.
As the rest of 2020 plays out, we’re fully expecting to see a lot more of this as studios are in need of cash flow as well as clearing their shelves of product. With studios grabbing spots as far out as 2023, some films are just going to have to accept that they will have to skip the theaters for the most part.
With Bill & Ted Face the Music hitting on Aug. 28, and Mulan on Sept. 4, looks like we all will be needing to lay in some microwave popcorn for these at-home viewing parties.