As reported by Variety back in August, Sony Pictures Animation licensed their latest addition to the family horror/comedy Hotel Transylvania series to Amazon. According to a new report, Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania will now premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video early next year on January 14, 2022.
With COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and abroad rising and falling in waves, some movie studios have been unsure about how and when to release their prized projects. Studios like Marvel Studios and MGM have finally seen some monetary success with the release of Shang-Chi: The Legend of the Ten Rings and the pre-sales for James Bond’s latest outing: No Time To Die. However, the general attitude toward movie theaters from studios and the public still appears to be apprehensive. As such, some studios have opted for digital releases, which now includes Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania premiering on Amazon Prime Video.
The latest installment in the family movie franchise is directed by Derek Drymon and Jennifer Kluska. The script for Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania was written by Amos Vernon, Nunzio Randazzo, and the creator of the movie series, Genndy Tartakovsky. The cast for the film remains largely the same as prior entries. Returning cast members include Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Kathryn Hahn, Jim Gaffigan, Molly Shannon, Keegan-Michael Key, and Fran Drescher. However, Adam Sandler and Kevin James have been replaced by Brian Hull and Brad Abrell to voice Dracula and Frankenstein respectively in Hotel Transylvania 4.
Jennifer Salke, the head of Amazon Studios, shared her excitement about Amazon Prime Video’s acquisition of Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania, stating:
The success of the Hotel Transylvania franchise over the year speaks for itself. Audiences around the world have fallen in love with the films created by the brilliant Genndy Tartakovsky, and the latest installment is the perfect ending to an incredible journey. We could not be more excited to work with Sony, Genndy, Jennifer Kulska, Derek Drymon, Selena Gomez, and the talented producing team to bring this funny, heartwarming film to our customers early next year.”
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