Another Paramount theatrical release is leaving the calendar. Antoine Fuqua-directed sci-fi thriller Infinite, starring Mark Wahlberg, will hit the Paramount+ streaming service in June.
ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish made it official this week during the conglom’s first-quarter earnings call. Infinite was recently slated to hit cinemas on September 24.
Exhibition need not worry: There’s a ton of big movies left on that fall date, including Sony’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Universal’s Dear Evan Hansen, and Warner Bros./HBO Max’s Sopranos prequel, The Many Saints of Newark. The limited launch of Searchlight’s The Eyes of Tammy Faye will also open that day.
Based on the book The Reincarnationist Papers with a screen story by Todd Stein and screenplay by Ian Shorr, Infinite follows Evan McCauley (Wahlberg), a guy who is haunted daily by skills he has never learned and the memories of places he’s never visited. Self-medicated and on the brink of a mental breakdown, he is rescued by a secret group whose members call themselves “Infinites.” They reveal to him that his memories are real – but they are from multiple past lives.
The Infinites bring Evan into their extraordinary world, where a gifted few are given the ability to be reborn with their memories and knowledge accumulated over centuries. With critical secrets buried in his past, Evan must work with the Infinites to unlock the answers in his memories in a race against time to save humanity from one of their own (Chiwetel Ejiofor) who seeks to destroy it.