Variety reports that Paramount Pictures has shifted some release dates to give the Chris Evans science fiction film Infinite a prime summer slot on August 7th, 2020. The film directed by Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer, Training Day) is based on D. Eric Maikranz’s novel The Reincarnationist Papers.
The novel revolves around Evan Michaels (Evans), a man who was haunted by memories of two past lives and stumbles upon a centuries-old secret society of similar individuals who make up the Cognomina (aka The Infinite), a secret society of people who possess total recall of their past lives and whose members have been agents of change throughout history. He seeks to join their ranks.
Haunted by memories of two past lives, a troubled young man struggles to survive on LA’s seamy underbelly. Recounted in three notebooks, Evan Michaels details the loneliness of his unique existence, his discovery of another like him and his eventual acceptance into the secret Cognomina.
The new release date comes as the studio moves the Coming To America sequel Coming 2 America starring Eddie Murphy and directed by Craig Brewer from that August date to December 18th, 2020 as 20th Century Fox has delayed the release of Avatar 2, that previously held that prime holiday spot.
Evans had been previously attached to star in Neill Blomkamp’s Greenland before the actor and director exited the project. His next release will be Rian Johnson’s (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) crime thriller Knives Out which stars Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Katherine Langford, Michael Shannon, Jamie Lee Curtis, LaKeith Stanfield, Toni Collette, and Christopher Plummer. Knives Out will be released on November 27th by Lionsgate.
HN Entertainment previously confirmed production designer Chris Seagers (Raised By Wolves, Alien: Covenant, X-Men: First Class) had been hired to the production team and that filming could begin sometime in August.
Further casting announcements concerning Infinite should be on the way very soon.