45 Movies Postponed Due to Coronavirus

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36. Samaritan
> Directed by: Julius Avery
> Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Natacha Karam, Martin Starr
> Production companies: Balboa Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

MGM stopped filming for “Samaritan” in Atlanta in March. The action film starring Sylvester Stallone was due to be released in December.

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37. Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings
> Directed by: Destin Daniel Cretton
> Starring: Awkwafina, Simu Liu, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung
> Production companies: Marvel Studios

Production of the Marvel Comics project starring Awkwafina — expected to be released in February of 2021 — was halted when director Destin Daniel Cretton announced he was being tested for the coronavirus. Cretton tested negative.

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38. Shrine
> Directed by: Evan Spiliotopoulos
> Starring: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Cary Elwes, William Sadler
> Production companies: Screen Gems, Ghost House Pictures

Screen Gems announced on March 14 that it has delayed production of the horror film “Shrine” for four weeks. The horror film, written and directed by Evan Spiliotopoulos and starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Cary Elwes, is about a journalist who tries to resurrect his career by writing stories about strange happenings in a small New England town.

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39. Shrunk
> Directed by: Joe Johnston
> Starring: Josh Gad, Rick Moranis
> Production companies: Walt Disney Pictures

Rick Moranis, who starred in “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” in 1989, was set to help reboot the franchise with co-star Josh Gad until Disney halted pre-production because of the coronavirus concerns.

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40. Slay the Dragon
> Directed by: Chris Durrance, Barak Goodman
> Starring: Ari Berman, David Daley, Margaret Dickson
> Production companies: N/A

“Slay the Dragon,” a Magnolia Pictures documentary about gerrymandering, will be released April 3 instead of March 13. It will be released on video on demand and digital platforms instead of theaters.