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Release Dates Set for ‘Riddick,’ ‘Olympus Has Fallen,’ and ‘About Last Night’

Written by on December 18, 2012 

Riddick wasn’t some weird prank set up by Vin Diesel? This is a real movie that David Twohy actually directed, with real actors on real sets? Well.

Yes, a third installment in the long-dormant space saga is really coming, and it’s coming sooner than you might think. BoxOfficeMojo have been told that Riddick will, courtesy of Universal Pictures hit conventional theaters and IMAX on September 6th, 2013. Vin Diesel getting a Chronicles of Riddick sequel in IMAX is all the proof you need for how powerful good vibes can really be.

Katee Sackhoff, Jordi Mollà, Bokeem Woodbine, Keri Hilson, Dave Bautista, Conrad Pla, Raoul Trujillo, and Nolan Funk comprise the rest of Riddick‘s cast. A full synopsis can be read below:

“The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless.  Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered.  The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty.

The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal.  With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won’t leave the planet without Riddick’s head as their trophy.”

In the never-ending attempt to remain one step ahead of the competition, Olympus Has Fallen just positioned itself ahead of White House Down. BoxOfficeMojo go on to tell us Antoine Fuqua‘s Gerard Butler-starrer will be hitting on March 22nd, 2013, putting it more than three months ahead of the Roland Emmerich-helmed Channing Tatum actioner — that will be hitting on June 28th, 2013 — which could certainly help at the box office, but still doesn’t guarantee anything good. Guess which one FilmDistrict is more concerned about.

In the meantime, here’s an official synopsis for White House Down, which is, technically, also an official synopsis for Olympus Has Fallen:

“In Columbia Pictures’ White House Down, Capitol Policeman John Cale (Channing Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation’s government falling into chaos and time running out, it’s up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country.”

Finally, we have some release information on Steve Pink‘s remake of About Last Night. (Once known by that title, then called Sexual Perversity in Chicago, and seemingly now reverted.) This update of David Mamet‘s famed play — first adapted by Ed Zwick in the mid-80s — stars Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, and Joy Bryant, with a release date of February 14th, 2014. That might seem a little far off — 14 months for a romantic comedy is, to my mind, weird — but, for a movie about people who expand upon a one night stand, that decision feels just right.

Which of these films are you looking forward to most?

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