Hollywood seems to be in a release date shuffle frenzy today, after it was revealed Paramount is pushing G.I. Joe: Retaliation to spring 2013 and Universal is putting their raunchy comedy Ted in it’s place. Now it’s 20th Century Fox’s turn, as the studio has announced new dates for two upcoming films via Twitter.
First, Ang Lee‘s Life of Pi, based on the popular book, has been moved up exactly a month to November 21st, 2012 where it will fill vacancies left by Alfonso Cuaron‘s Gravity and Keanu Reeves‘ 47 Ronin. It’s certainly a smart move considering how insanely packed the following month is. Starring Suraj Sharma and Tobey Maguire the film, which the first footage of got excellent response from CinemaCon, follows “a boy who is lost at sea for 227 days in a lifeboat with three unusual and increasingly hungry companions — a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker, a hyena, a zebra and an orangutan.”
The studio has also announced a date for the next comedy from Shawn Levy (Real Steel, Date Night). The Internship sees Wedding Crashers stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson re-team and will land on June 28th, 2013, up against the action film R.I.P.D. The film follows “forty-ish company guys who both get laid off in a downsizing” and, as a result, “become interns at a Google-like dotcom and start anew.” But, in this new territory, “the two old chums are competing against wily, fresh-faced 22 year olds for advancement.” It sounds like the exact premise I could see the duo having lots of fun with and it’s nice to see the summer comedy 2013 slate start filling out.
Hitting theaters in wide release this weekend is John Wick, a film I fell for at Fantastic Fest and I’ve since revisited. The actioner, from first-time filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, follows Keanu Reeves’ title character who left behind a life as a hitman for Russian mobsters to settle down for a quiet life with […]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I discuss Alex Ross Perry‘s Listen Up Philip, which is now in limited release and available on VOD. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in […]
As my review can attest to, I’m looking forward to not only watch John Wick again but also see how the film hits with general audiences when it arrives this weekend. The actioner stars Keanu Reeves as an ex-hitman who is crossed by the son of his old employer. When everything is taken from him, he decides to […]
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