No Exit Disney+ Bound

Disney+ will exclusively stream the filmed-in-NZ thriller No Exit as an Original from February 25.

It stars Mayday’s Havana Rose Liu in her feature film leading role debut a young woman en route to a family emergency who is stranded by a blizzard and forced to find shelter at a highway rest area with a group of strangers.

When she stumbles across an abducted girl in a van in the parking lot, it sets her on a terrifying life-or-death struggle to discover who among them is the kidnapper.

Shot in Auckland, No Exit is a 20th Century Studios production that will stream on Hulu in the US.

“Streaming releases have become not only more palatable for certain releases, but preferred, as they bring the film to a large audience in a time when drawing a crowd into a dark and contained room can be a difficult sell,” Collider reports.

“Indeed, No Exit‘s release to Disney’s streaming platforms both domestically and internationally marks an increase in accessibility to films that would otherwise struggle for recognition.”

According to The Wrap, Taylor Adams’ 2017 novel was optioned by 20th Century Fox the same year, but production didn’t start until June 2021 – after Fox had sold to Disney and become 20th Century Studios.

“Hulu has now become a new release outlet for 20th Century Studios projects, although No Exit was always intended for a Hulu release.

“This summer, the new Predator film Prey — also from 20th Century Studios — will debut exclusively on Hulu.”

In other Disney+ news:

A trailer has been released for Moon Knight, the new Marvel Studios’ series which will stream from March 30. Reads the blurb:

The series follows Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life. Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.

Production begins today in Los Angeles on the third season of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, which is set in Casmp Shallow Lake where the Wildcats and their fellow campers stage a high-stakes production of Frozen and determine who is “best in snow”.

Slated for filming in March is the Disney+ series sequel to the Santa Clause movies, in which Scott Calvin (Tim Allen), on the brink of his 65th birthday, realises he can’t be Santa forever — so sets out to find a suitable replacement Santa while preparing his family for a new adventure in a life south of the pole.

New episodes of The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder, the Disney+ revival of the groundbreaking Disney Channel series, The Proud Family, will stream weekly from February 23.

The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild, a new animated adventure featuring beloved characters from the Ice Age franchise, will premiere as a Disney+ Original on March 25.

The next Pixar movie to premiere exclusively on Disney+ will be Turning Red (March 11).

It introduces Mei Lee (voice of Rosalie Chiang), a confident, dorky 13-year-old torn between staying her protective mother’s dutiful daughter and the chaos of adolescence — including, whenever she gets too excited, “poofing” into a giant red panda!

In international markets where Disney+ is not available, the film will be released theatrically.

“Given the delayed box office recovery, particularly for family films, flexibility remains at the core of our distribution decisions as we prioritise delivering the unparalleled content of The Walt Disney Company to audiences around the world,” says Kareem Daniel, Chairman, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

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4 Responses to “No Exit Disney+ Bound”

  1. YAY, really looking forward to Moon Knight, it looks intriguing ???

  2. That grinding ‘ British accent’ is enough to put me completely off the new Marvel show, also I wonder what the bait and switch for this one will be …?

  3. Moon Knight’s going to have bigger problems than just that, Darren — one of its stars died overnight in a skiing accident.

  4. Oh, obviously his family will be devastated. I think I’m right in thinking that Liam Neeson’s wife died in a similar situation.

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