With what looks like an escalating decline following a slow opening weekend, it now appears that NIGHTMARE ALLEY director Guillermo del Toto will get his wish for audiences to see his film in a black & white version…
The second article linked came out during the first weekend, while the film was being routed due to it debuting on screens opposite the new Spidernan franchise release, SPIDERMAN: NO WAY HOME. (Insiders had expressed consternation that NIGHTMARE ALLEY had been pushed back from its original December 3 release; Searchlight Pictures, which had a $60 million production cost sunk in the film, has seemingly made a major gaffe with that decision.)
Though it’s not alluded to in either article, some are speculating that Searchlight might actually pull the color version and attempt to shift ground on the film after the B&W version gets its series of test runs in mid-January.
Blackboard participants and lurkers might want to get out to their local theatre this week to see the color version on the big screen just in case the film is dropped out of its wide release next weekend.