The studio also announced that “Downhill,” a black comedy from Searchlight starring Will Ferrell and Julia Louis Dreyfus, will also be available for an early digital release on March 27. “Call of the Wild” will cost $14.99 to purchase and “Downhill” will cost $9.99.
The crisis has caused a profound shift in how studios are handling home entertainment releasing over the past two weeks. Prior to the pandemic, theatrical releases were not available at home until three months after they premiered in multiplexes.
Last week, Disney announced its animated “Onward” would be available via digital for $19.99 and will hit Disney Plus on April 3 in the U.S.
Lionsgate, Sony, Universal, Stx Films and Warner Bros. have all announced plans to release films early on VOD, including “I Still Believe,