Release Changes: July 31st 2007

‘Zephyr’ is back with some belated release date information, including some major Spring 2009 films and a Universal shakeup:

The Pink Panther 2: The Sony Pictures sequel to Dark Horizons’ Worst Film of 2006 will come out February 13th, 2009.

Thomas Kinkade’s The Christmas Cottage: Has been moved up to from December 14th 2007, which has another Christmas movie, This Christmas, to the latter film’s original date of November 30th 2007.

I Could Never Be Your Woman: The Bauer Martinez romantic comedy starring Paul Rudd and the suddenly-prominent Michelle Pfeiffer, will come out November 9th 2007.

HB II (formerly Hellboy 2: The Golden Army) & The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor: Have switched release dates, with the former now releasing on July 11th, 2008, while the latter will come out August 1st 2008. Universal decided to make this switch to angle the Chinese-oriented Mummy sequel closer to the Beijing Olympics, which is August 8th-24th 2008. As well, Jet Li, who plays the Dragon Emperor, is a hometown hero from Beijing. However, this now means that HB II will be sandwiched between John Hancock (July 2nd) and The Dark Knight (July 18th).

Journey 3-D: Another Brendan Fraser action-adventure has been moved from August 8th 2008 to July 11th 2008. Considering that it’ll be the first official Digital 3-D wide-release in history, not to mention that it’s New Line Cinema’s only Summer 2008 tentpole, I’m surprised at how little buzz it’s getting.

The Poughkeepsie Tales: A horror film from MGM, will come out February 22nd 2008.

Henry Poole Is Here: A comedy from the director of The Mothman Prophecies and starring Luke Wilson, will come out April 4th 2008 against Big Stan and Wild Child.

Penepole: The much-delayed fantasy comedy, has been delayed yet again from August 17th 2007 to an undisclosed date.

Fame: An Andy Fickman remake of the 1980 musical-film (FAME! I’m gonna live forever! I’m gonna learn how to fly!), will come out August 15th, 2008.

Watchmen: The long-awaited adaptation directed by Zach Snyder and starring an assortment of talented actors and actresses, finally has a release date: March 6th, 2009. This will mark the third straight year where Warner Bros. will place a “spring tentpole” on the second week of March. As well, there’s a nifty countdown theme with 03-06-09.

Across The Universe: The high-concept musical from Julie Taymor, has been moved up to a Limited Release on September 14th, expanding to about 700 theatres on September 21st.