Cathy Yan expressed her support for releasing Birds of Prey on VOD early amid the coronavirus pandemic.
With the coronavirus pandemic prompting several businesses to close or limit their capacity, movie theaters across the globe find themselves with a shortage of guests as people remain indoors to slow the spread of the disease. In response to the shifting global market, several studios have delayed the release of their tentpole films and now Universal is officially releasing its current theatrical releases on VOD as early as Friday.
Now, Birds of Prey director Cathy Yan has taken to her official Twitter account to announce that she would not be opposed to releasing the DC film on VOD earlier than planned as well. The well-received film starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn had only opened in theaters on February 7, 2020.
Check out Cathy Yan’s post below.
I would not be opposed to putting Birds of Prey on VOD earlier. https://t.co/TrKynikHLx
— Cathy Yan (@CathyYan) March 16, 2020
Here is the official synopsis for Cathy Yan’s Birds of Prey:
“You ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mafia princess? Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.”
Directed by Cathy Yan from a script penned by Bumblebee writer Christina Hodson, Birds of Prey stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, Chris Messina as Victor Zsasz, Ewan McGregor as Black Mask, and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Ali Wong, Robert Catrini, and Michael Masini have also been cast in undisclosed roles.
Birds of Prey is now playing in theaters.
Source: Cathy Yan