The film's original release date was 5 June.
"When we greenlit 'WW 1984' it was with every intention to be viewed on the big screen and are excited to announce that Warner Bros. Pictures will be bringing the film to theatres on August 14th," Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group Chairman Toby Emmerich said in a statement. "We hope the world will be in a safer and healthier place by then."
Meanwhile, the movie adaptation of Broadway show "In the Heights" has also been removed from the studio's upcoming release slate. Initially scheduled for 26 June, it has been postponed indefinitely.