Release Changes: November 5th 2007

‘Zephyr’ here with a good amount of changes and announcements, namely from Fox and Sony.

Year One, a Harold Ramis-directed, Judd Apatow-produced comedy starring Jack Black, will come out June 19th, 2009. I had thought that Sony would put another Apatow-alumni picture on that date: Seth Rogen’s interpretation of The Green Hornet.

The Taking of Pelham One, Two, Three, the next collaboration from Denzel Washington and Tony Scott, will come out August 7th, 2009.

Jumper has “jumped” up a day from February 15th 2008 to February 14th.

Meet the Spartans, the 300-inspired spoof, will come out February 1st 2008, despite the presence of four other comedies.

What Happens In Vegas has moved up fom June 27th 2008 to May 16th 2008 to act as counter-programming to Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.

The List, formerly The Tourist, a thriller starring Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor, Michelle Williams, and Maggie Q, will come out April 25th 2008.

The Rocker, a comedy starring Christina Applegate and Rainn Wilson, will rock out on April 18th 2008.

They Came From Upstairs has delayed nearly a year from March 21st 2008 all the way to January 16th 2009.

Babylon A.D., the sci-fi thriller starring Vin Diesel, has been delayed from February 29th 2008 to Labor Day Weekend on August 29th 2008.

The Ruins, the mysterious horror thriller from Dreamworks, has been delayed a week from April 4th 2008 to April 11th.

As already reported, The X-Files 2 will come out July 25th, 2008. Since 20th Century Fox had a very light Summer 2008 schedule, it’s understandable why they would put it there.

George Romero’s Diary of the Dead will come out February 15th 2008…surprisingly, it will start out in limited release.

Burn After Reading, the next picture from the Coen Brothers, will at least be coming out 2008. Same goes for I Know What Boys Like, a Columbia Pictures comedy starring Anna Faris.

Quarantine, a Sony Screen Gems horror thriller, will face off against Scanners on October 17th, 2008.

Phenom, a Sony Screen Gems basketball drama starring Chris Brown, will debut January 17th 2009.

Sleepwalking, a Overture Films drama starring Nick Stahl, Anna-Sophia Robb, Charlize Theron, Woody Harrelson, and Dennis Hopper, will come out March 14th 2008.

Overture Films has yet to schedule its most prestigious film: the anticipated Jon Avnet-directed De Niro/Pacino cop drama Righteous Kill.

And that’s it for this week. Oh, and expect a Prince of Persia delay.