Last week, it was revealed that Disney had pulled “Deep Water” from its 2022 theatrical release schedule. “Deep Water” is a psychological/erotic thriller about a well-to-do husband who allows his wife to have affairs in order to avoid a divorce becomes a prime suspect in the disappearance of her lovers.
The movie stars Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas, who were in a relationship while filming the movie. “Deep Water” is directed by Adrian Lyne, who previously directed “Fatal Attraction”, “Flashdance”, “Indecent Proposal”, and “Fatal Attraction”. This was Adrian Lyne’s first film in almost 20 years.
Today, Deadline, is reporting that the film is going to be moving over to streamer services instead. In the United States, the film is set to be released on Hulu. While internationally, rather than being released on Disney+, the film has been sold to Amazon.
This isn’t the first time Disney has sold a 20th Century Studios title to another streaming service. Earlier this year, “Woman In The Window” was sold to Netflix and “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” was sold to Amazon.
The film has been delayed several times due to the pandemic. There could be any number of reasons for why Disney decided to shift the film to streaming, especially with the pandemic still causing issues at the box office and Disney has had a struggle getting people to go see some of the last remaining projects from 20th Century like “The Last Duel” and “West Side Story”.
Disney also hasn’t released any promotional material for the project, such as images, posters or a trailer, so it could be just that Disney doesn’t have much faith in the project, which is why it’s potentially been sold to another company.
No official confirmation of this deal or a release date have been revealed by Disney.
What do you think about “Deep Water” shifting to streaming services and possibly skipping Disney+ internationally?