Paramount has made more changes to its release schedule by bumping up the Johnny Knoxville-led comedy “Action Point” from March 23 next year to May 11. The studio’s third “SpongeBob” installment is pushed back to July 31, 2020 from its Aug. 2, 2019 release date.
Paramount also had an untitled Nickelodeon hybrid movie scheduled for 2020, which has been removed from the calendar.
“Action Point,” previously called “Action Park” is based on a theme park in New Jersey. In its heyday, Action Park was notorious for its poorly designed, unsafe rides; underaged, undertrained, and often under the influence staff. Knoxville, Billy Gerber and Derek Freda are producing. Tim Kirkby directed “Action Point” from a script written by Knoxville, John Altshuler and Dave Krinsky.
The premise for “Action Point” is simple: Knoxville and his buddies create their own ramshackle theme park and invite unsuspecting members of the public to try it out. Pratfalls, reckless behavior and other hijinx ensue.
Paramount’s “G.I. Joe” will open on March 27, 2020, the studio announced Monday.
Other release date announcements include “Micronauts” (based on the late 1970s toy line) slated for Oct. 16, 2020, as well as “Dungeons & Dragons” (based on the game) opening in theaters July 23, 2021, and an Untitled Paramount/Hasbro Event Film debuting Oct. 1, 2021.