This seems to be a trend this year. With many of the bigger blockbusters that were slated to be out this year being pushed to next year, studios have been looking into what they can do with some of the smaller films that were looking to come out. In some cases, such as we announced yesterday, Universal opted to go straight to VOD with The King of Staten Island. In other cases, such as last month, we shared that Paramount had sold The Lovebirds to Netflix.
The latter approach is what has happened with Seth Rogen’s film An American Pickle. Initially it was slated to be released by Sony later this year. But given the state of everything, they’ve sold it to HBO Max to debut at an undetermined date.
The film follows an immigrant worker (Rogen) who works in a pickle factory that is accidentally frozen in time when he falls into a vat of pickles. When he awakes in modern-day Brooklyn, he discovers he only has a single living relative who is a computer programmer (also played by Rogen).
Despite HBO Max’s launch on May 27th, we’re still unsure of when An American Pickle is set to hit our devices.