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Ron Howard’s ‘Rush’ and Jessica Chastain-Starring ‘Mama’ Get Dates; ‘Oblivion’ Moves Up

Posted by , on August 11, 2012 at 10:00 am 

Sometimes, you’re reminded that Ron Howard made a Formula 1 movie. Today is one of those very instances, as THR informs us his racing drama, Rush, will be coming a little later than expected: September 20th, 2013. At least, “later” for a fool (such as yours truly) who expected something along the lines of March or April.

Rush‘s true-life story revolves around James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl), two fiercely competitive ’70s-era racers who took their rivalry to life-risking lengths over the course of a few seasons. One was brash and handsome, the other was serious and Austrian. (Guess who’s who, in this instance.) The prospects of this one are, unlike some other Howard films, actually not all that bad, with a peek behind the curtain of this highly unknown world being the biggest attraction for myself; too bad we’ll have to wait more than a year to see what comes of Rush.

Afterward, it’s said that the Guillermo del Toro-produced Mama has been slotted for January 18th of next year. Andres Muschietti directs the horror show, in which Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones) play a married couple whose adoption of “long-lost young nieces and nephews,” an otherwise kind act, starts to carry truly dark undertones when supernatural entities begin killing in an effort to take the children. With that producer’s credit and those two leads, I’m already on board.

On a smaller, final note, Universal have also made some adjustments when it comes to their summer tentpole, Oblivion. While this Tom Cruise sci-fi epic had been slated to hit on April 26th, 2013, plans now call for the release to occur a whole week earlier; on top of that, Joseph Kosinski‘s follow-up to Tron: Legacy will also start playing in IMAX on April 12th.

Oblivion stars Cruise as Jack, “a surface drone repairman who discovers a mysterious woman (Olga Kurylenko) in a crash-landed pod, setting off an unstoppable chain of events that will force him to question everything he knows.” Morgan Freeman, the aforementioned Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Andrea Riseborough, Melissa Leo, and Zoe Bell also appear in the film.

Are you planning to keep track of these three as we get closer to their respective releases?


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