ViacomCBS made a Netflix recently promising an original film per week Paramount + in 2022. Before then, give movie fans a taste of what to expect by pushing an exclusive sci-fi by Mark Wahlberg to the growing service. ‘Infinity’, a futuristic action shot by Training day director Antoine Fuqua, skips theaters for Paramount + on June 10th.
Wahlberg plays Evan Macauley, whose disturbing memories are actually remnants of past lives. By teaming up with a secret group known as Infiniti, he uses his buried skills to capture a known enemy that seeks to “finish the cycle of reincarnation.” Co-stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sophie Cookson, Jason Mantzoukas, Rupert Friend, Toby Jones and Dylan O’Brien.
The film was originally intended for a theatrical debut, but the change of sea in streaming saw ViacomCBS divert it to Paramount +. It’s hard not to see the decision as a response to HBO Max’s day and date release strategy for a bunch of new movies. More recently, Universal revealed that animation Chief Babbone: Family Business will debut simultaneously in theaters and Peacock on July 2nd.
Of course, not all movies are created equal. Paramount suspense sequence A quiet place 2 he received a 45-day theatrical tour before landing on his steam service. Another indication that all of the largest U.S. franchises will be liquidating quickly online some form.
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