The industry is looking at another shake-up in the wake of the ongoing pandemic, and it seems Sony is looking to explore an alternative release for the latest entry in the Hotel Transylvania franchise.
Variety reports that the studio is beginning to look into what options it has regards to the release of Hotel Transylvania: Transformania. The hunt for an alternative distribution method comes from concerns about the Delta Variant.
Sony is weighing several options, including selling the film to a streaming service or postponing its theatrical release. The studio has already sold several animated features to Netflix – including The Mitchells vs. the Machines and Vivo – but the streamer had no comment as yet with regards to Transformania.
At the time of writing, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania remains slated to debut in theaters on October 1st.
Drac and the pack are back, like you’ve never seen them before in Hotel Transylvania: Transformania. Reunite with your favourite monsters for an all-new adventure that presents Drac with his most terrifying task yet. When Van Helsing’s mysterious invention, the ‘Monsterfication Ray,” goes haywire, Drac and his monster pals are all transformed into humans, and Johnny becomes a monster! In their new mismatched bodies, Drac, stripped of his powers, and an exuberant Johnny, loving life as a monster, must team up and race across the globe to find a cure before it’s too late, and before they drive each other crazy. With help from Mavis and the hilariously human Drac Pack, the heat is on to find a way to switch themselves back before their transformations become permanent.
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania features a voice cast that includes Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez. Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key, Steve Buscemi, David Spade, Brian Hull, Asher Blinkoff, Brad Abrell, Fran Drescher, Jim Gaffigan, and Molly Shannon.