Release Changes: October 23rd 2008

Gran Torino: Clint Eastwood’s “Gran Torino” will get a limited release on December 17th with a platformed campaign into wide release to play out over subsequent frames.

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past: The New Line romantic comedy starring Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner has been scheduled for May 1st 2009 to act as counter-programming to “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”.

Hangover: The Todd Phillips-directed comedy has moved back a week from June 12th 2009 to June 5th 2009.

The Orphan: The Dark Castle thriller starring Stellan Sarsgaard and Vera Farmiga has moved back more than three months from November 6th 2009 to July 24th. It is now very likely that Warner Bros. will move Alexandre Aja’s Piranha 3-D, which is still scheduled for the same date.

Hurricane Season: The Weinstein sports drama starring Forest Whitaker has been delayed from December 25th 2008 to an undetermined date in March 2009.

The Book of Eli: The post-apocalyptic western starring Denzel Washington will come out January 15th 2010.

Bandslam : Summit Entertainment’s musical comedy starring David Bowie and Lisa Kudrow has been delayed from April 10th 2009 to July 31st.

Julie & Julia: The Columbia Pictures rom-com starring Amy Adams and Meryl Streep has moved back from April 24th 2009 to August 7th to act as counter-programming to Paramount’s G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra.

Sorority Row: The horror remake will release in theaters on October 2nd 2009.

Che: The Argentine : The first part of Steven Soderbergh’s two-part epic on the life of Che Guevara will likely come out on January 9th 2009 in select markets.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: The Sony Animation adaptation has moved back away from direct competition with Hoodwinked 2: Hood Vs. Evil on January 15th 2010 to September 18th 2009. Strangely, this was only one week before the original release date of another Sony Animation feature: Hotel Transylvania, which was delayed to 2010.

Last Chance Harvey: The comedic romance starring Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson has moved up from January 23rd 2009 to December 26th 2008.

Sunshine Cleaning: Overture Films will finally release the comic drama starring Amy Adams and Alan Arkin on March 13th 2009.

The Crazies: The horror remake will come out sometime in Fall 2009.

Untitled Michael Moore Documentary: While the subject matter remains a mystery (though it is likely the rumored sequel to Fahrenheit 9/11), the next documentary from Michael Moore will release sometime in the summer.

Pandorum: The sci-fi thriller starring Dennis Quiad and Ben Foster will come out some time in Summer 2009.

Let The Right One In: The controversial remake directed by Cloverfield’s Matt Reeves is currently on the fast track for Fall 2009.