Whereas many followers of motion based mostly worlds like MCU, Star Wars, and Indiana Jones have wanted to cope with a number of setbacks surrounding the following installment of their extremely anticipated productions, that gained’t be the case for Ron Howard’s upcoming movie, 13 Lives. Immediately, Selection introduced that the legendary director’s latest challenge can be hitting screens early, bumping up from a release date in mid-November to 1 in August. Prime Video’s acquisition of the MGM movie is its newest in bolstering its content material to drive up viewership. This most latest deal price the streaming service a whopping $8.5 billion, one thing they’re hoping to regain as soon as the movie makes its means onto the platform. The plan is for the movie to hit a restricted theatrical release, adopted by a streaming takeover on Prime Video within the weeks to observe.


Telling a narrative as nobody else can, Howard teamed up with screenplay writer, William Nicholson to create 13 Lives, which is predicated on the true harrowing story of 12 younger soccer gamers and their coach. Following an surprising pounding rainstorm, the Thai crew grew to become trapped contained in the Tham Luang cave. As a result of further water, the boys and their coach have been caught of their confines with out the right gear to outlive, together with oxygen. After pulling collectively a crack crew made up of a number of the world’s top skilled divers, the youngsters and their coach have been ultimately saved, with all surviving.

Not solely does the unbelievable true-story-based characteristic have Howard’s identify hooked up to it, however a number of of Hollywood’s largest and brightest stars can even make appearances with a name sheet, together with the likes of Colin Farrell, Viggo Mortensen, and Joel Edgerton. The buyout transfer on Amazon’s half comes after a profitable run of bought content material together with Coming 2 America and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, which Prime Video received their arms on final yr. Not solely is Amazon gaining wonderful productions via these offers, however they’re additionally placing up higher private relationships with producers, filmmakers, and appearing expertise, one thing that Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke appears to be like ahead to persevering with.

In her dialog with Selection surrounding the streamer’s new cope with 13 Lives, she cited the movie’s message of “hope, determination and triumph” for the studios’ fundamental curiosity. Moreover, via their testing phases with titles together with the aforementioned comedies in addition to different hits like The Tomorrow Conflict and With out Regret, Amazon is getting a greater thought of what their clients want to see after they’re scrolling. Surrounding this, Salke commented that the brand new Howard helmed movie can be “the perfect movie for that kind of strategy.”

Whereas there isn’t a set date for 13 Lives, we will count on it to land in theaters in early August with its Prime Video release date to return shortly thereafter. As all the time, keep tuned to Collider for extra updates.