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‘Prometheus’ Goes Big; ‘Les Miserables’ Moves Back; ‘Ten Year’ Hits In Fall

Posted by , on March 8, 2012 at 7:36 pm 

Funny how a minor update can be so… big. Am I right, or what?

That half-baked stab at humor entirely notwithstanding, it’s been announced that Prometheus will be hitting IMAX 3D screens on its originally-scheduled normal date of June 8th, thanks to Fox’s “proprietary IMAX DMR” digital remastering system. It’s still the movie we’ve told you about at great length; still directed by Ridley Scott; still led by Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce Charlize Theron, and Idris Elba; and still a prequel to Alien. [Deadline]

Moving onward, Exhibitor Relations tells us that Tom Hooper‘s Les Miserables will be hitting us one week later than expected, having moved from December 7th to December 14th. A very odd choice on Universal’s part; nothing was opening wide on that date (the only December 7th title, as of now, is Hyde Park on Hudson), but December 14th presents that mammoth known as The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. (Not to mention the packed weekend after that, with This is Forty, World War Z, and Life of Pi all hitting.) If this shift was made with “counter-programming” in mind, well, bad play.

Les Miserables is led by Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Sascha Baron Cohen, and Helena Bonham Carter, and has a pretty wide supporting cast, to boot.

Lastly, ThePlaylist noticed that Ten Year, an ensemble comedy starring Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Anthony Mackie, Rosario Dawson, Brian Geraghty, Lynn Collins, Oscar Isaac, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Ari Graynor, Ron Livingston, Justin Long, Kate Mara, Max Minghella, and Scott Porter, opens on September 21st.

That’s actually kind of a great cast, making it all the more unfortunate that the thing is apparently no good. Set at a ten-year high school reunion, the Jamie Linden-helmed film exhibits all the comedy and drama of such an event. I’d be plenty pleased if I don’t end up seeing eye-to-eye with the critics, given those details, though that could easily prove to be wishful thinking.

Will you see Prometheus in IMAX, Les Miserables one week later, or Ten Year at all?


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