I’m sure I don’t need to remind anyone of who Tom Hanks is. The man who gave us things like Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, Cast Away, Captain Phillips and Sully, just to name a few.
Now Hanks has a new movie and this release will be unique, but also a sign of the times we’re living in. With theaters closed Sony reached a deal with Apple TV to give it exclusive rights to the World War II submarine movie “Greyhound”
The movie had been slated for father’s day weekend, but Apple has given no date when they’ll begin showing it.
This is not the only movie going this route, “Scoob” is now on Amazon Prime directly. And others have or will follow suit.
What will this do to the theater industry? It’s hard to say. It may recover when all of this passes, but will people return or will they become used to this new way of doing business? It will be interesting to see this play out.
In the meantime Sony has released a trailer which you can watch here