Pesce was here at Sundance a year ago with his zany psychological horror comedy Piercing which starred Mia Wasikowska and Christopher Abbott. That movie will hit theaters, and VOD on Feb. 1 via Universal Pictures Content Group.
The first weekend of the year is always prime to launch a genre movie, and this year Sony opened Escape Room to $18.2M, above tracking expectations, with the pic heading to a $50M+ domestic take.
Currently, Universal has an untitled Blumhouse movie on Jan. 3, 2020. It will be interesting to see if both Sony and Uni vie to divide the genre audience with a PG-13 and a R-rated release, or if one will blink.