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Dates Set for ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’ and ‘Resident Evil 6: Subtitle’

Written by on March 5, 2013 

To wait over five months for a movie others have a) seen and b) liked is, as you’ll surely agree, not the most desirable of responsibilities. But for one that you always thought wouldn’t hit until October or November? The concession becomes easier.

Good news, then, from Film.com, who’ve tweeted that David Lowery‘s Ain’t Them Bodies Saints — a big hit with the Sundance folk — will enter limited release on August 16th, courtesy of IFC. Starring Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Ben Foster, and Nate Parker, the (supposedly) lyrical, south-set drama was compared to the likes of No Country for Old Men in our review — what with its “exceptional sense of tension” being a true highlight — making their choice of an opening somewhat odd.

The late summer slot, after all, is typically reserved for lesser fare, reflected in it coming alongside a pair of unwanted, low-rent sequels — Kick-Ass 2 and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters — as well as Aubrey Plaza‘s low-budget comedy The To Do List. Perhaps this just isn’t the sort of awards material that a few would’ve predicted? Since the rather esoteric Cosmopolis did perfectly fine on that weekend in 2012, we could take this as a sign of what’s really to come — and, since Cronenberg‘s most recent picture was one of my top entries from last year, I can’t help but get all the more hopeful.

Something a little more (ahem) vulgar been both dated and announced, no matter how expected the latter aspect truly was all along. Anyway, STYD inform us that Sony have begun moving forward with Resident Evil 6, which Paul W.S. Anderson and Milla Jovovich are expected to make a return with as writer / director and lead, respectively. A release, in the meantime, is slotted for September 12th, 2014, the weekend that’s become this franchise’s every-other-year spot to take some coin.

Knowing that the writer-director — whose work has found new life with certain subsections of internet film culture — considers films four, five, and six the skeleton of a new trilogy, it’s not outside the realm of possibility that this actually provides some closure for the still-kicking Alice. Unless, as is expected, Resident Evil 6 makes a ton of money and Sony ask for more.

One last, very minor thing: Deadline have learned that the Tom Cruise-starrer, Oblivion, will not be hitting IMAX a week earlier, and is, instead, coming to the format on April 19th with its traditional counterpart. For some idea of what to expect from Joseph Kosinski‘s attempt at amending for Tron: Legacy, watch this trailer, which should play just fine when not project 60 feet high.

What do you think of this spot for Saints? Any interest in a new Resident Evil?

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