A24’s The Green Knight, David Lowery’s fantasy epic starring Dev Patel, has been taken out of its UK theatrical release slot, just two weeks before it was due to hit theaters.
Deadline understands the decision was taken by UK distribution outfit Entertainment Film Distributors and that the U.S. release is going ahead as planned on July 30.
At the time of publication there was no clear indication of why the decision had been taken. Deadline sources suggested that it could be related to the UK’s coronavirus situation, which is looking precarious at present.
The country removed virtually all restrictions on July 19, but this has coincided with a surge of Delta variant cases and numbers are now close to 50k per day, prompting fears of a further lockdown. As things stand, however, cinemas are open for business and there is no immediate suggestion of them being shuttered again.