Nicholas Hoult may be going through some self-esteem issues. After his major blockbuster, Bryan Singer‘s Jack the Giant Killer, got pushed to March 2013, his only other 2012 film got the same treatment, as BoM reports that the zombie romance Warm Bodies will now arrive on February 1st, 2012.
Summit Entertainment made the push, moving Jonathan Levine‘s 50/50 follow-up out of its August 10th, 2012 slot. Starring Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry, John Malkovich, Lizzy Caplan and Dave Franco, the zombie comedy is based on Isaac Marion‘s book, which follows “an existentially tormented zombie named ‘R’ who begins an unlikely friendship with the girlfriend of one of his victims.” Nothing else is currently scheduled for the date, but Tom Cruise‘s One Shot will hit the following week.
We also have a batch of release dates from IFC Films, who have picked up a number of festival films and finally set some release dates for them. The most notable is Lynn Shelton‘s Your Sister’s Sister, a film we loved at both TIFF and Sundance, which has been dated for June 22nd, 2012. The dramedy also starring Emily Blunt and Mark Duplass will now face off against Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Pixar’s Brave and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, but like all these IFC films, expect it to hit VOD about a month before.
Michael Winterbottom‘s Trishna, starring Frieda Pinto, has been dated for May 1st, 2012. I mostly liked the adaptation of Thomas Hardy‘s Tess of the d’Urbervilles at TIFF, but it is a minor effect from the director. At least you can’t fault him for being prolific. Trishna will open against Battleship, What to Expect When You’re Expecting and Hysteria.
I’ll only be brief on this last one as I strongly disliked it, but Peace, Love and Misunderstanding has been set for a June 1st, 2012 release date. Starring Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Elizabeth Olsen, it is typical, predictable indie fare that is instantly forgettable. It will open alongside Snow White and the Huntsman.
Which film are you most looking forward to?
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