Ryan Kavanaugh, ‘Before I Wake’ Director Spar Over Another Relativity Date Shuffle

Kate Bosworth thriller’s Sept. 9 release was a “bad date,” Kavanaugh tweets

Last Updated: August 16, 2016 @ 5:48 PM

Relativity Studios is shaking up its release schedule for the second time this week, or so it would seem from a social media dispute between the CEO and one of his directors.

Mike Flanagan, director of the Relativity thriller “Before I Wake,” took to Twitter on Tuesday to vent his frustration over what he claimed was another date shuffle.

“Can’t believe I have to type this again – ‘Before I Wake’ is being bumped off its 9/9 release date. Relativity just not ready. Words fail,” he wrote.

Ryan Kavanaugh, the company’s founder and Chairman and CEO, responded to Flanagan hours later, disputing claims that they were not prepared for release.

“@flanaganfilm We love @BeforeIWakeFilm,” he wrote. “Sep 9th bad date. Pls. Don’t tell people Sep 9th good release date, its not. Announcing good date soon.”

A Relativity spokesperson did not immediately return TheWrap’s request for comment.

The film, about a little boy (Jacob Tremblay of “Room”) whose nightmares manifest in reality whenever he’s asleep, was set to be the studio’s first major offering after emerging from bankruptcy this Spring.

Kavanaugh’s assertion that Sept. 9 is a bad release date is interesting, considering that on Monday he pulled up his Kate Beckinsale drama “The Disappointments Room” from a Nov. 18 release to … you guessed it, Sept. 9.

It’s currently unclear if the studio intends to move “The Disappointments Room” from that date as well. It will open on 1,500 screens, Kavanuagh previously said, with a focus on VOD.