Release Date Changes: September 5th 2008

‘Zephyr’ is back with the usual round of changes, the majority from MGM/Weinstein and Warner Bros. Pictures:

Killshot: The John Madden-directed crime thriller starring Thomas Jane, Diane Lane, Rosario Dawson, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt will come out November 7th.

Soul Men: The MGM/Weinstein comedy starring Samuel L. Jacskon and the late Bernie Mac has moved back one week, from November 14th to November 7th.

Fanboys: The troubled dramedy about a group of Star Wars fans fulfilling their friend’s dying wish to see the premiere of “Star Wars Episode I” will finally come out November 26th in its original form as opposed to the much-maligned “cancer-free” version.

Crossing Over: The immigrant drama starring Harrison Ford, Sean Penn, Ray Liotta, and Ashley Judd has moved up from October 24th to December 3rd.

Shanghai: The Mikael Hafstrom-directed period drama starring John Cusack, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chow Yun-Fat, Gong Li, Ken Watanabe, and Rinko Kikuchi will come out in limited release on December 25th.

The Poughkeepsie Tales: The much-delayed MGM horror has been delayed from a Holiday 2008 release to an undetermined 2009 release.

The Box: The Richard Kelly-directed drama has apparently moved up from September 11th 2009 to March 20th 2009.

Ninja AssassinThe James McTeigue-directed ninja thriller starring Korean pop-god Rain has been delayed from January 16th 2009 to an undisclosed date.

Final Destination 4 3D: The Digital 3D-fused sequel has moved back one week, from August 14th to the 21st 2009.

The Lovely Bones: The Peter Jackson-directed afterlife drama will be coming out October 9th 2009.

Where the Wild Things Are: The much troubled Spike Jonze-directed children’s fantasy film, taken off the release schedule a while back, is back on in its old slot of October 16th 2009.

Cats & Dogs 2: The unannounced sequel has been delayed from October 16th 2009 to an undisclosed 2010 date.

Guardians of Ga’Hoole 3D: The Zach Snyder-directed fantasy animation film, which apparently will release in Digital 3-D, has moved up from July 9th 2010 to July 23rd 2010, leaving the 9th open for an appropriately larger tentpole release.

The 2010 schedule still remains very open. Unlike in 2009, Warner Bros. is the most well-prepared, with Sherlock Holmes, Clash of the Titans, Hairspray 2, and Gears of War in pre-production, as well as a possible DC Comics film.