> Release date: June 12, 2020
> Directed by: Ric Roman Waugh
> Starring: Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin, Scott Glenn
Gerard Butler stars in this thriller about a family facing a potentially apocalyptic natural disaster. If nothing changes, “Greenland” may be the first major movie released to theaters following the coronavirus-driven shutdown.
> Release date: July 1, 2020
> Directed by: Derrick Borte
> Starring: Russell Crowe, Jimmi Simpson, Gabriel Bateman
“Unhinged” stars Russell Crowe as a motorist who takes road rage to the extreme. Caren Pistorius plays a driver who is the object of Crowe’s rage. Mark Gill, one of the founders of Solstice Studios, an independent film company releasing the movie, said he was reassured by theater owners’ plans of enhanced cleaning of movie theaters and staggered show times.
> Release date: July 17, 2020
> Directed by: Christopher Nolan
> Starring: Elizabeth Debicki, Robert Pattinson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson
“Tenet” is a Christopher Nolan-helmed thriller about espionage and evolution in which a man time travels to prevent World War III. The movie stars Robert Pattison (The Twilight series) and Elizabeth Debicki (“The Great Gatsby”). Also appearing in the film are Kenneth Branagh, Michael Caine, and John David Washington. Nolan sped up editing of “Tenet” — which is being released by Warner Bros. and cost more than $200 million — so it could be released as planned in July. The film industry is closely watching to see how the release of the film goes.
> Release date: July 24, 2020
> Directed by: Niki Caro
> Starring: Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, Li Gong
Disney’s live-action version of the animated film will be released on July 24. Disney CEO Bob Chapek told CNBC that the first two nights of the release might be a concern because movie theaters are offering limited seating capacity. According to Chapek, the entertainment company might adjust its strategy depending on audience fears of COVID-19 about the release of films. The movie about a Chinese girl who disguises herself to rescue her father from barbarians stars Yifei Liu, who has appeared in action and adventure movies and series in China.