Release Date Changes: 2/1

By Garth Franklin Friday February 1st 2008 01:58AM
  • Aussie giant croc film "Rogue" from director Greg McLean ("Wolf Creek") failed to set the Oz box-office alight, but the Weinstein Co. says it will still be released theatrically this Spring.

  • Comedian Bill Maher's much anticipated skewering of religion in the Larry Charles directed documentary "Religulous" will open in NYC & LA on Friday June 20th and nationwide on Wednesday July 2nd.

  • The nearly year-long delayed Brendan Fraser fantasy feature "Inkheart" has now set a specific date - January 30th, 2009.

  • The modern Don Quixote-esque adventure "Up" from Pixar, has moved up from June 12th 2009 to May 29th 2009, the weekend after Memorial Day.

  • The Peter Jackson-produced sci-fi thriller "District 9" from former "Halo" helmer Neil Blomkamp will open August 14th 2009.

  • "Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief", the 20th Century Fox Chris Columbus-directed adaptation of the Greek mythology-influenced book series will come out November 13th 2009.

  • The adaptation of Cormac McCarthy bestseller "The Road" starring Viggo Mortensen will now be released in late 2008 rather than 2009.

  • Classic Italian horror helmer Dario Argento's new project "Mother of Tears" is scheduled for a June 6th 2008 release.

  • New Line's CG-animated "Planet 51" has been set for a July 24th 2009 release.