STX Entertainment’s ‘Bye Bye Man’ Moved Up to June

Horror thriller’s original release date was Oct. 14. The new date pits the film against a raft of summer blockbusters

STX Entertainment’s “Bye Bye Man” has been moved from Oct. 14 to June 3, TheWrap has learned.

Starring Carrie-Anne Moss, Faye Dunaway, Douglas Smith and Cressida Bonas, the film will now be released in the height of the summer season, offering fans a horror alternative to the summer’s other blockbusters.

The horror-thriller is directed by Stacy Title and follows three college students who move into a house of campus only to discover a supernatural entity called the Bye Bye Man. They must save each other while keeping the entity’s existence a secret from others.

June 3 is already a pretty full date, marking the release for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2,” “Me Before You” and Lonely Island’s “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.”

The move cleared the Oct. 14 date for Ben Affleck‘s “The Accountant.”

Jonathan Penner adapted the script from the short story “The Bridge to Body Island” by Robert Damon Schneck. Trevor Macy, Jeffrey Soros and Simon Horsman are producing.