Could coronavirus-enforced streaming mean better blockbusters?

Published on Mar 26, 2020

Could coronavirus-enforced streaming mean better blockbusters?

With multiplexes off-limits, Hollywood is looking increasingly to the small screen. Is this an opportunity to reinvigorate big-budget cinema?

There are few more problematic venues than the local multiplex if your aim is to avoid contracting Covid-19. That’s why cinemas were among the first businesses to be hit by the pandemic. And it could be a while before any of us are able to watch anything on the big screen.

Hollywood is putting on a brave face for the time being. Only one movie, Trolls World Tour, has so far been shifted from theatrical release to streaming platforms, though films such as Disney’s Onward and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Universal’s The Invisible Man, Warner Bros’ The Way Back and Lionsgate’s I Still Believe have all made their way to the small screen far more rapidly than would have been expected prior to the outbreak.

Read full article at: The Guardian - Film News

Author: Ben Child