Mark Wahlberg’s Infinite And Camila Cabello’s Cinderella Skipping Cinemas For Streaming

Mark Wahlberg, Camila Cabello

by James White |
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Though we're all anticipating cinema's big return, it appears there are some movies – and the studios that made them – unwilling to completely commit to coming back. Two new films, sci-fi thriller Infinite, starring Mark Wahlberg and the latest adaptation of Cinderella, which marks the film debut of singer Camilla Cabello, will both be headed to streaming services.

In the case of Infinite, which Antoine Fuqua directed from Ian Shorr's script, the film, originally dated for September, is moving to the Paramount+ service across the pond, and is now targeting a June debut.

Based on D. Eric Maikranz' book The Reincarnationist Papers, Infinite follows Evan McCauley (Wahlberg), a guy who is haunted daily by skills he has never learned and the memories of places he’s never visited. Self-medicated and on the brink of a mental breakdown, he is rescued by a secret group whose members call themselves "Infinites." They reveal to him that his memories are real – but they are from multiple past lives.

The Infinites bring Evan into their extraordinary world, where a gifted few are given the ability to be reborn with their memories and knowledge accumulated over centuries. With critical secrets buried in his past, Evan must work with the Infinites to unlock the answers in his memories in a race against time to save humanity from one of their own (Chiwetel Ejiofor) who seeks to destroy it...

What this means for UK audiences is anyone's guess at this point, since Paramount+ isn't set up here yet. Still, given that several of its shows have ended up on Netflix and Amazon in Britain, either could be a destination.

Talking of Amazon, that is now the destination for Sony's Cinderella, which had been set up for a July release, though had noticeably produced little in the way of promotion. Kay Canon wrote and directed the musical, which features contemporary tunes and a lot of music by Cabello herself. Idina Menzel, Billy Porter, Nick Galitzine, Minnie Driver and Pierce Brosnan make up the rest of the main cast for the movie, which will now hit the streamer later this year, though Sony is hanging on to the rights for China, where it'll likely see big screens.

Still, worry not: there are plenty of big movies as cinemas around the world slowly start to reopen. Just today, we had the latest trailer for A Quiet Place Part II...

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