Sony’s Hotel Transylvania: Transformania will no longer release on July 23 as originally planned.
The fourth and final Hotel Transylvania feature will now release this fall on October 1. It’s a delay of slightly over two months and will mean that it releases in a healthier theater market as there are still capacity restrictions at many locations. This also follows Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway underperforming in its domestic release. It is also no longer releasing the same day as Universal’s Old and Paramount’s Snake Eyes but now goes up against The Addams Family 2 and the Dune reboot.
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania is directed by Jennifer Klushka and Derek Drymon from a screenplay written by franchise creator Genndy Tartakovsky, who was previously attached to helm the fourth installment after directing the first three films. The film will be executive produced by Tartakovsky and Michelle Murdocca with Alice Dewey Goldston set as a producer.
The fourth film will no longer feature Adam Sandler as the lead and voice of Dracula, after voicing the character in the first three films. Now taking over the character is Brian Hull, who previously voiced the character in the recently released short film Monster Pets. Selena Gomez, who has voiced Mavis in each film, is returning for the final installment and will now serve as executive producer.
The most recent entry in the series, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, debuted this past summer to the tune of $167.5 million domestically, nearly matching the second film in the series. Worldwide the film brought in $528.5 million, the highest of the franchise which has brought in $1.36 billion worldwide across the three films.