EuropaCorp’s Navy SEAL action film Renegades, previously titled The Lake, is moving its release date to Super Bowl weekend. That three-day frame used to be considered a death zone, but for guy-centric pics it has improved greatly over the years. Super Bowl weekend is where Taken, another EuropaCorp title, launched making $24.7 million. The previous release date for Renegades was January 27.
Renegades on its new date February 3 battles against a slew of other pics aimed toward guys: Open Road’s Anthony Hopkins-Ben Kingsley actioner Collide, HighTop’s untitled Blumhouse slasher, Paramount’s Rings as well as TriStar’s exclusive run of T2: Trainspotting. Paramount also has the faith-based drama Same Kind Of Different As Me opening that Friday.
Renegades is directed by Steve Quale, whose last movie Into The Storm cleared $161M at the global B.O. His latest follows a team of Navy SEALs on assignment in war-torn Europe who discover a treasure of gold at the bottom of a lake — rumored to be worth hundreds of millions. In an effort to help the locals, they go rogue and engineer a heist to retrieve the gold and return it to its rightful owners in a race against the clock. Oscar winner J.K. Simmons stars along with Sullivan Stapleton. Quale directed from a script by Richard Wenk and Luc Besson.