This isn’t surprising. It was ambitious for the studio to think that movie theaters would be operating normally by February of next year. They won’t be. Even with ‘Rona vaccines on the way, the logistics are gonna be a bugger. It’s going to take a while to get enough people vaccinated for us to get back to some semblance of normalcy. (The antivax nutters sure won’t help. Don’t be an antivax nutter. Get the damn shot when it becomes available so we can all get back to living a somewhat normal life again.) So no, people in large numbers wouldn’t have gone to see Scott Cooper’s and Guillermo del Toro’s ANTLERS in theaters in February. Not the sort of numbers the movie would have drawn pre-pandemic, and hopefully will draw after.
I just hope Disney, which will be releasing the movie through Searchlight, doesn’t opt to send it straight to livestreaming. That would suck, especially now that we can see some light at the end of the tunnel where the ‘Rona is concerned.
ANTLERS is about “a school teacher and her police officer brother in a small Oregon town [who] become convinced one of her students is concealing a supernatural creature.” And it’s got Del Toro’s name on it. It’ll be worth the wait.