The Blumhouse / James Wan horror film Night Swim, starring Wyatt Russell and Kerry Condon, gets an earlier release date
Back in January, it was announced that M3GAN collaborators Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions, and James Wan’s production company Atomic Monster are aiming to replicate the January theatrical success they had with that movie by setting a January 2024 release date for their supernatural thriller Night Swim. At the time, it was said that Night Swim would reach theatres on January 19th. But now Deadline reports that the release date has been moved forward two weeks, to January 5th. Genre fans will be able to check out Night Swim on the first weekend of the year.
And then in January 2025, Universal, Blumhouse, and Atomic Monster will be bringing us M3GAN 2.0.
Bryce McGuire is writing and directing Night Swim, which is based on a short film he made with Rod Blackhurst back in 2014. The feature version of the story is built around the hidden source of terror found in an iconic backyard swimming pool. The film has the following logline: No running. No diving. No lifeguard on duty. No swimming after dark.
The feature version of Night Swim stars Wyatt Russell (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier) and Kerry Condon (The Banshees of Inisherin).
James Wan and Blumhouse founder Jason Blum are producing Night Swim while working on merging their companies. Atomic Monster’s Michael Clear and Judson Scott serve as executive producers alongside Blumhouse’s Ryan Turek. Alayna Glasthal is overseeing the project for Atomic Monster.
The 2014 short film version of the story starred Megalyn Echikunwoke (Night School 2018) and had the following synopsis: What better way to relax after a hectic day in the office than a long and cool night swim under the stars? Immersed in the aqueous element like a fetus inside the mother’s womb, the unsuspecting Eve enjoys the water in the privacy of her house; however, she is not alone. Apart from Margot, her cat, an intangible menace in the form of a shadowy night watcher observes from afar–invisible like the midnight breeze, yet very real. Is Eve in danger? Is this her last dive? It had a running time of just 4 minutes.
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Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/night-swim-release-date/