The horror thriller Weapons of Zach Cregger (Barbarian) y New Line Cinemahas just announced that it has set its theatrical release, where it will be distributed globally by Warner Bros. Pictures.

The project will be released in theaters on January 16, 2026.

The cast is headed by Julia Garner (Ozark, The Fantastic Four), Josh Brolin (Dune: Part Two, Sicario) in leading roles, with Alden Ehrenreich (Fair Play, Cocaine Bear) and the recently announced Benedict Wong (3 Body Problem), Amy Madigan (Antlers), Austin Abrams (Euphoria), y Cary Christopher (Days of Our Lives).

This will be Cregger's next project after directing the horror sensation Barbarian (2022), which marked his debut in horror films.

Weapons is described as:

“A horror epic of several interrelated stories about the disappearance of high school students in a small town.”

“Is a multiple and interrelated epic horror story that is in tone in the vein of Magnoliafilmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1999 actor-packed showcase.”

In addition to directing, Cregger wrote the script and will produce alongside Roy Lee from Vertigo, producer of Barbarian, and JD Lifshitz and Raphael Margules of BoulderLight Pictures. Vertigo's Miri Yoon also produces.

Some sources believe that “If things go well with this project, one goal would be for Cregger to eventually become a major horror voice and supplier to the Warners/New Line movie factory.”


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