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Weinstein-produced horror film Polaroid pulled from release after Amityville: The Awakening tanks

It is unknown when the film will be released in cinemas

Jacob Stolworthy
Wednesday 01 November 2017 11:02
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A horror film produced by The Weinstein Company (TWC) has been removed from film release schedules without explanation.

Polaroid, based on director Lars Klevberg's short film of the same name, was set to be released on 22 November. It follows a high school student who finds a vintage Polaroid camera with the power to murder those who come into contact with it.

The Dimension Films project - initially designed as a franchise-starter - stars Kathyrn Prescott, Mitch Pileggi, Tyler Young and Twin Peaks star Grace Zabriskie.

It's officially unknown as to why the Weinstein Company release has been pulled, however, it follows the Harvey Weinstein scandal which has seen the disgraced film producer face more than 50 allegations of sexual assault and harassment.

He was fired by the board as soon as the first accusations came to light.

Polaroid's uncertain fate was pointed out by box office tracker comScore.

Forthcoming TWC release The Current War - starring Benedict Cumberbatch - has been shunted from a November 2017 debut to an unspecified date in 2018 while latest release Amityville: The Awakening flopped upon its 28 October opening amassing just $742 at ten locations following its earlier release on Google Play (12 October).

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