Well, this is a shame. My most-anticipated movie of the year has now garnered the same title, but for next year. Warner Bros. has announced they’ve lifted Alfonso Cuaron‘s Children of Men follow-up, the sci-fi epic Gravity, from November 21st, 2012 to an undisclosed spot in 2013.
We provided the first impressions of the first testing screening last week, for the film starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, but word is that the visual effects were in the very rough stages, only 10% to 15% complete. For such an ambitious undertaking, these filmmakers might need a little more time to complete this one. Universal Pictures recently moved Keanu Reeves‘47 Ronin from this spot as well, with Parental Guidance, the Red Dawn remake, Rise of the Guardians and The Silver Linings Playbook remaining.
In other release date news, WB has also placed their 1940s-set crime drama Gangster Squad on the date of September 7th, 2012 where it will run into little competition of The Cold Light of Day and the indies Hello I Must Be Going and A Lonely Place for Dying. Following last week’s trailer, one expected this drama to get a more prime awards spot, including a stellar cast of Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Emma Stone and more, but that’s not the case.
In some more minor switches, WB bumped up their teen drama Beautiful Creatures two days, now hitting on February 13th, while Focus Features will release their Sundance comedy For a Good Time, Call… on August 31st, 2012 instead of two weeks later. Summit also pushed their magician heist comedy Now You See Me from January to a more enticing date of March 15th, while Paramount will land Robert Zemeckis‘ Denzel Washington-starring drama Flight on November 2nd. And finally, CBS Films have moved the Coens-scripted Gambit remake starring Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz from January to October 12th, 2012 and let their horror film 7500 slip from August into 2013 in an unspecified date. [BoM]
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