‘Zephyr’ is back with a large amount of information regarding the latest release date changes:
I Know Who Killed Me, a mystery thriller starring Lindsay Lohan, will come out July 27th, 2007 against The Simpsons and other assorted flicks.
The Brothers Solomon, a comedy directed by Bob Odenkirk and starring Will Arnett (the epic reunion behind Let’s Go To Prison!) and Will Forte, has been delayed from August 31st 2007 into the very crowded September 7th.
Sarah Landon and the Paranormal Hour from Freestyle Releasing will come out against Saw IV and Martian Child on October 26th, 2007.
Speaking of Martian Child, an sci-fi drama starring career-reviving John Cusack, it has been delayed from June 29th, 2007 to the previously mentioned October 26th.
Case 39, a Paramount horror thriller starring Renee Zellweger and Ian McShane, will come out on February 8th, 2008. I suppose since March 9th is on a Sunday in 2008, they can’t do some “clever” numeral connection with its release date.
Drillbit Taylor, a Steven Brill-directed comedy starring Owen Wilson, will come out Easter Weekend on March 21st, 2008. Unfortunately, looks like that week will once again be crowded for no apparent reason.
The Easter 2008 lineup currently is Inkheart (on Wedsenday March 19th), 21, They Came from Upstairs, Superhero Movie, and Drillbit Taylor. I’m sure that logic would detect some of these moving, but I won’t be surprised if they start stockpiling Spring Releases again.
Things We Lost in the Fire, a Paramount/Dreamworks drama starring Halle Berry, Benicio del Toro, David Duchovny, and Alison Lohman, has been pushed up from October 19th, 2007 to September 14th. This just sounds like something Dreamworks will put a lot of marketing behind…though why the September release?
Be Kind Rewind, a New Line Cinema high-concept comedy directed by Michel Gondry and starring Jack Black, Danny Glover, Mos Def, and Mia Farrow, will come outh April 4th, 2008. However, this shouldn’t be confused with another Gondry-Black high-concept comedy: Master of Time and Space, this one being made by Paramount/Dreamworks, which is also tentatively scheduled for 2008 (though it may end up in 2009).
Pride & Glory, a New Line crime-drama starring Colin Farrel and Edward Norton, will come out the very first week of 2008, on January 4th.
Now here’s something that screams Oscar-bait. Rendition, a Middle East thriller from the director of Tsotsi and starring Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Meryl Streep, Peter Sarsgaard, and Alan Arkin, will come out on October 12th, 2007. One issue though is that it’ll face another Oscar-contender: The Golden Age.
Semi-Pro, a New Line sports comedy starring Will Ferrel, Woody Harrelson, and Andre Benjamin, finally has a release date: February 29th, 2008 to face Vin Diesel’s Babylon A.D. They look to be trying to get a Wild Hogs run…not to mention the rare chance of a Friday landing on Leap Year’s. The last time that happened was in 1980, and happens again in 2016.
Trade, a Lionsgate crime-drama starring Kevin Kline and Milla Jovovich, will have a limited release on September 7th, 2007.
Mama’s Boy, a comedy starring Jon Heder, Diane Keaton, Jeff Daniels, and Anna Faris, has been delayed from June 29th, 2007 will round out the Thanksgiving Weekend, coming out November 21st, 2007.
Looks like September is the new April. All four weekends will have four or more wide-releases, not to mention some prestigious limited releases. Look at this madness! And it continues all the way till Halloween Weekend!
September 7th = Addicted, Shoot ‘Em Up, The Brothers Solomon, Hatchet and The Nanny Diaries; Limited Releases = Trade and Sundance-acclaimed documentary In the Shadow of the Moon.
September 14th = Balls of Fury, The Brave One, Feast In Love, Things We Lost in the Fire and WAR; Limited Releases = December Boys (Daniel Radcliffe’s first film project outside Harry Potter), and David Cronenberg’s new film Eastern Promises
September 21st = In the Valley of Elah, Into the Wild, Mr. Woodcock, Resident: Extinction, and Virgin Territory
September 28th = Across the Universe, The Kingdom, Michael Clayton, and The Dark Is Rising; Limited Releases = Ben Affleck’s directorial debut Gone Baby Gone, I’ll Believe You, and Ang Lee’s new film Lust, Caution.
October 5th = 3:10 to Yuma, Seven Day Itch, Trick r’ Treat, and Vantage Point; Limited Releases = Lake of Fire, the highly-controversial and graphic abortion documentary
October 12th = The Eye, Rendition, The Golden Age, and Hit Man; Limited Releases = Margot at the Wedding (directed by the man behind The Squid and the Whale starring Nicole Kidman and Jack Black) and Don Cheadle’s Untitled Darfur Documentary.
October 19th = 30 Days of Night, August Rush, Pathology, and The Nightmare Before Christmas 3-D
It’s going to get to a point where 200 wide-releases will come out in one year, and that can’t be good for the industry.