Mel Gibson and Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Flight Risk’ Sets Fall 2024 Release, Gerard Butler’s ‘Den of Thieves’ Sequel to Open in 2025

Lionsgate has added three movies to its release calendar.

“Flight Risk,” an aviation thriller starring Mark Wahlberg and directed by Mel Gibson, will land on Oct. 18, 2024, while Dave Bautista-led action-comedy “The Killer’s Game” will debut on Sept. 13, 2024. Meanwhile, Gerard Butler’s sequel “Den of Thieves: Pantera” will open on Jan. 10, 2025.

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“Flight Risk” is scheduled to debut on the big screen alongside Paramount’s “Smile 2.” In “Flight Risk,” Wahlberg plays a balding and psychotic mob hitman who tricks a federal agent into allowing him to pilot a plane carrying an informant (Topher Grace) out of a remote area. The movie reunites Gibson and Wahlberg, who worked together in the past on “Father Stu” and “Daddy’s Home 2.”

“The Killer’s Game” will open on the same day as Universal’s horror remake “Speak No Evil,” starring James McAvoy. Adapted from Jay R. Bonansinga’s book of the same name, this story chronicles a top hitman Joe Flood (Bautista) who is diagnosed with a terminal illness and decides to take matters into his own hands – by taking a hit out on himself. But when the very hitmen he hired also target his ex-girlfriend (Sofia Boutella), he must fend off an army of assassin colleagues and win back the love of his life before it’s too late. Terry Crews, Scott Adkins, Pom Klementieff and Ben Kingsley round out the cast. JJ Perry directed “The Killer’s Game” from a script by Rand Ravich and James Coyne.

“Den of Thieves: Pantera,” so far, is the only movie opening on Jan. 10 — though others could be added to the calendar before next year. Christian Gudegast, the filmmaker of 2018’s heist thriller “Den of Thieves,” returned to write and direct the sequel. Butler is back as Big Nick, a gritty Los Angeles police officer, who is now on the hunt in Europe to track down Donnie (O’Shea Jackson Jr.), an ex-marine-turned-robber who becomes embroiled in the plot a massive heist of the world’s largest diamond exchange.

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