Rachel McAdams, Jason Bateman Comedy ‘Game Night’ Gets 2018 Release Date

The movie will open on the same day as Marvel’s “Black Panther”

Last Updated: February 10, 2017 @ 10:43 AM

New Line has set a February 16, 2018, release date for the Jason Bateman-Rachel McAdams comedy “Game Night,” the studio announced Friday.

The date is shaping up to be a competitive one with two other studio releases already set: Disney/Marvel’s “Black Panther” starring Chadwick Boseman and Universal/DreamWorks Animation film “Larrikins,” starring the voices of Margot Robbie, Hugh Jackman, Naomi Watts, Rose Byrne and Ben Mendelsohn.

“Game Night,” directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (“Vacation”), follows a group of couples who gather for their regularly planned game night, when something goes horribly wrong.

Goldstein and Daley also wrote the latest draft of the screenplay, while Dana Fox and Mark Perez previously worked on the script.

Bateman will produce alongside James Garavente for Aggregate Films. John Davis and John Fox will produce for Davis Entertainment.

“Black Panther” also stars Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira and Forest Whitaker and will be directed by “Fruitvale Station” director Ryan Coogler. It will focus on T’Challa, the prince of the African nation of Wakanda, who has to take over the throne after his father’s murder.

The character first made his on-screen debut in 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War.”