Johannes Nyholm’s Koko-Di Koko-Da was among the most striking films I saw during last year’s Fantastic Fest. In my review of the film, I called it a “beautiful waking nightmare”—and I still find that description apt. After the festival, Nyholm’s film was picked up for distribution by Dark Star Pictures. Last week, Dark Star released a new U.S. trailer along with an eye-catching new poster, both of which you can check out below.
The movie had been slated for a limited theatrical rollout this month, opening in New York and Los Angeles before rolling out to additional major cities. We received word today that due to ongoing concerns with the developing COVID-19 pandemic, these release plans have been postponed. Nyholm’s film, which blends imagery that is both bleak and beautiful, joins a number of other anticipated horror releases having their plans scuttled in the wake of this global medical crisis. Earlier this month, we saw A Quiet Place: Part II, Antlers, and (cue déjà vu) The New Mutants pulled from their scheduled release dates.The new release date for Koko-Di Koko-Da has yet to be determined, but we’ll keep you updated as we learn more.
Read our review of Koko-Di Koko-Da from Fantastic Fest here.
You can also check out our interview with director Johannes Nyholm here.