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“MORBIUS” release delayed due to pandemic concerns

Monday, January 11, 2021 | News


We’ll be waiting a little longer for Marvel’s bloodsucking antihero to attack the screen.

Variety reports that Sony has pushed MORBIUS from its previously scheduled March 19 debut date to October 8 due to the ongoing pandemic. Based on Marvel’s MORBIUS, THE LIVING VAMPIRE comics, the film was directed by Daniel Espinosa (SAFE HOUSE, LIFE) from a script by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (DRACULA UNTOLD), and stars Jared Leto, Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal Tyrese Gibson and Michael Keaton. The synopsis: “Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder, and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Michael Morbius [Leto] attempts a desperate gamble. What at first appears to be a radical success, a darkness inside him is unleashed and transforms this healer into a hunter.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).