This one comes from the Pixar Studios, which as far as I can remember, has never put a foot wrong. The film was supposed to be out last summer, but suffered the same fate as a lot of movies set for a June outing: faced with the prospect of empty cinemas, the studios delayed the release, hoping that the pandemic would be sorted by Christmas.
Well, for the UK and the US . . . not even close. So with no end in sight, the studios have three options:
- Keep delaying the film until audiences can return to the picture houses, and hope they’re still interested in seeing it. (No Time to Die)
- Release to the cinemas anyway and hope enough people are willing to risk infection to see it. (Wonder Woman 1984)
- Release it to a streaming service and see if it attracts new customers.
Pixar went for option number 3 (which they can do since they can stream on Disney+), and frankly, they deserve to have the gamble pay off.Continue reading “Soul”