Paramount Gives ‘Infinite’ A Release Date, Shifts ‘Coming to America 2’
Paramount has given it’s anticipated film Infinite a release date, and in doing so, has had to push the release date of Coming to America 2 back into late 2020.
Infinite is an adaption of the unpublished D. Eric Maikranz novel The Reincarnation Papers, and will be directed by Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer, Magnificent Seven). According to Deadline, Chris Evans is in talks to star as Evan Michaels, a schizophrenic man man haunted by hallucinations, which he discovers are actually the memories of two past lives. He discovers an ancient secret society called the Cognomina, who also remember their past lives and have been agents of change throughout history. Michaels then uses the abilities that he had in his past lives in the present day.
The pitch for Infinite is described as being similar to The Matrix and the movie version of Wanted, and the studio are hopeful that the film could start a franchise (particularly with Evans saying goodbye to the role of Captain America after a heartwarming sendoff to the hero, at least for now; that being said, this depends entirely if Evans officially signs on for the role). It has been given a release date of August 7, 2020, a spot which has also been reserved by Warner Bros. for an as-of-yet untitled film.
The August date was originally going to be reserved for Eddie Murphy’s Coming to America 2, which will now be pushed back to December 18, 2020. That spot was originally reserved for Avatar 2, but now that the film has also been moved, Coming to America 2 will compete with Fox’s remake of West Side Story instead. Paramount also announced that its previously-untitled animated film is now called Rumble, and will debut on July 31, 2020. It was originally scheduled for release two weeks earlier.
Infinite will be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian and John Zaozirny. Rafi Crohn will executive produce.