Sony Scales Back “Anonymous” & More

In a surprise announcement, Sony has changed its release plans for Roland Emmerich’s Shakespearean conspiracy thriller “Anonymous” reports the trades.

Originally slated for a nationwide release on October 28th, the studio is instead giving the film a platform release with only a limited 250 screen run starting on the 28th.

Tracking for the film has been slightly soft, while the move up of “Puss in Boots” by one week to that date has likely stolen some of its thunder.

Next week is already looking quite packed with “In Time,” ‘Puss’ and “The Rum Diary” opening in wide release while Sundance winner “Like Crazy” and thriller “The Double” open in a limited run.

Sony’s also used this week to shake up some of next year’s releases. Kevin James comedy “Here Comes the Boom” has been moved from a mid-Summer 2012 release to October 12th 2012.

That is replacing Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal’s untitled project about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden which is currently scheduled for October 12th.

Sony will definitely move the film and is said to be considering several different options as to where it might go, though many are guessing it’ll be after next year’s Presidential election.