Originally slated to be released theatrically back in April, Lionsgate announced today that Antebellum will now be released on September 18th. However, not theatrically. Instead it'll be available on VOD.
Synopsis: Successful author Veronica Henley (Janelle Monáe) finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it’s too late.
We know. Nothing beats going to the theater. However, staying at home and watching a horror movie sounds pretty good, too.
Antebellum will be directed by Gerard Bush (Rapture) and Christopher Renz (Kill Jay-Z).
The directors seem almost excited about the release as I am! Here's a quote from them:
"While we designed Antebellum to be consumed as a communal experience in the theater, we are thrilled by the unique opportunity we have to pivot to a different kind of communal moment in our culture. As we face the realities of systemic racism in our country, which have crescendoed to this current inflection point in 2020, we understand how imperative it is to bring Antebellum to the broadest audience possible, while also prioritizing health and safety. It is our ardent hope that by sharing our film widely, both nationally and internationally, we will transform the moviegoing experience from home into a true event.”
Check out the trailer below!