Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘Bugonia’ Gets Official Release Date

‘Kinds of Kindness’ hit theatres only a few months after ‘Poor Things,’ but there will be a longer wait for Yorgos Lanthimos’ next film. ‘Bugonia,’ the latest from the Greek director, is set to release on 7th November 2025. According to Deadline, Focus Features will distribute the film in North America, with Universal handling international distribution.

With nearly a year and a half to go, the Fall 2025 release calendar appears sparse, still feeling the impact of the previous year’s WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Currently, ‘Bugonia’ is scheduled to debut alongside Marvel’s much-delayed ‘Blade,’ starring Mahershala Ali and Mia Goth. The week prior, the sequel ‘Mortal Kombat 2’ will premiere. After 7th November, no major releases are scheduled until the Thanksgiving weekend, which will feature ‘Zootopia 2’ and ‘Wicked: Part 2,’ the second part of Jon M. Chu’s highly anticipated adaptation of the Broadway musical.

Also Read: ‘Kinds of Kindness’ Review: A Dive into Yorgos Lanthimos’ Quirky Genius

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Bugonia’ is a remake of Jang Joon-hwan’s 2003 South Korean satirical comedy ‘Save the Green Planet!’ It follows two unhinged conspiracy theorists who kidnap a major company’s CEO, believing she is an alien planning to destroy Earth. The film will star Emma Stone and Jesse Plemons, with no additional casting details revealed yet. This marks the fourth collaboration between Lanthimos and Stone, following her performances in ‘The Favourite,’ ‘Poor Things,’ and ‘Kinds of Kindness.’ 

For Plemons, it’s his second project with Lanthimos; he stars in ‘Kinds of Kindness,’ which earned him the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival for his triple-role performance. The film will be produced by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures; Lanthimos, Ari Aster, and Lars Knudsen for Square Peg; Stone for Fruit Tree; and Miky Lee and Jerry Ko for CJ ENM.

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Despite their often esoteric and shocking content, Lanthimos’ films have a solid track record at the box office, often bolstered by awards season buzz. ‘The Favourite’ grossed over $95 million on a $12 million budget, while ‘Poor Things’ made $117 million on a $35 million budget. Last weekend, ‘Kinds of Kindness’ grossed $350,000 from just five theatres nationwide, with a per-theater average of $70,000, the best mark of the year.

‘Bugonia’ is set to be released in theatres on 7th November 2025.

–Farheen Ali