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Dimension/Weinstein Co.’s ‘Polaroid’ Pulled From Thanksgiving Weekend Release

The Weinstein Company no longer has any films left on the 2017 slate

Dimension Films has pulled the horror film “Polaroid” from its Thanksgiving weekend release spot, leaving The Weinstein Company with no films remaining on its 2017 slate after the studio pulled the Benedict Cumberbatch film “The Current War” from the same release frame two weeks ago.

Both “Polaroid” and “The Current War” are currently listed for an unspecified release date in 2018, but for now, The Weinstein Company will focus on staying afloat in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal that resulted in the firing of its disgraced co-founder and the resignation of over half of its  board of directors.

Directed by Lars Klevberg, “Polaroid” tells the story of a high schooler who discovers an old Polaroid camera with a dark secret: Whoever gets their picture taken with the camera soon meets a grisly death. “Polaroid” was set for a Nov. 22 release date on Oct. 4, one day before The New York Times published the expose that began Weinstein’s downfall, one that continued on Monday with the Producers Guild of America’s decision to ban Weinstein for life.

With the removal of those two films, Disney/Pixar’s “Coco” remains as the only major Thanksgiving weekend release. Other films that had been slated for that weekend but have since been moved include Annapurna/MGM’s Eli Roth-directed remake of “Death Wish,” and STX’s “Molly’s Game,” which will receive a limited release at Christmas and will be the directorial debut of Aaron Sorkin.