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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby numbersix » July 11th, 2018, 5:03 pm

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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby BanksIsDaFuture » July 11th, 2018, 8:33 pm

Aquaman should move to the 7th. I know it's a notoriously bad weekend, but at this point, studios would be dumb not to give their movie an entire weekend to itself, not matter where it is on the calendar.

Alita should move to anywhere in 2019, to finish the effects and build buzz mostly.

I'd like to see Mortal Instruments move to Christmas Day, but I don't think it'll happen. It'll benefit from a soft start of 2019, instead of losing all of its theaters almost immediately to Mary Poppins and all the 21st openers (like it will).

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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby Buscemi2 » July 11th, 2018, 8:51 pm

Mortal Engines (Mortal Instruments was another one of those failed vanity published franchises) I can't see doing well at any date. Despite Jackson's involvement, the film looks derivative and steampunk's more of a cult item than anything (in fact, I must wonder if they were late to the whole steampunk boom). Also, Universal knows there's an audience for On the Basis of Sex (RBG grossed $10 million in a time when most political documentaries have been bombs).

With Alita, I could see it moving to March 1st, The Kid Who Would Be King moving up to February 14th, and Dark Phoenix going to the summer.

As for Animal Crackers, the co-director was saying some things about the distributor behind their back on Cartoon Brew (a well-known animation industry site) and claiming things that turned out to be untrue (such as plans to open on August 10th that only existed in the guy's mind). I wouldn't be surprised if the film losing its date again is some sort of reprimand for not keeping his mouth shut.

Speaking of release dates that may or may not be official, I've seen a couple listings that show The Sisters Brothers opening on 10/12/2018. This will most likely be a limited debut before expanding wide a week later (which seems to the standard for Annapurna).
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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby Buscemi2 » July 12th, 2018, 11:36 am

Looks like Patient Zero is getting a theatrical release after all. The film will get a limited release on 9/14/2018 through Vertical (this seems to be where Natalie Dormer's movies are going, they released her vanity project In Darkness back in May).

Meanwhile, Lionsgate is in talks to pick up Sundance Audience Award winner Burden. I'm amazed it's taken this long.

Edit: it looks like the zombie boom isn't dead yet. Jim Jarmusch has announced his new film will be an ensemble zombie film with Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloe Sevigny, Daniel Craig, and Selena Gomez (why is she still being cast in movies when she can't act at all?). Who wants to bet this beats the perpetually in development hell Zombieland Too into theatres?
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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby transformers2 » July 16th, 2018, 11:36 am

Deadline just reported that Operation Finale has moved up to August 29th. Not sure if it's going to be a hit, but shifting it out of that mid-September cluster of adult-aimed releases makes a lot of sense.
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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby Buscemi2 » July 16th, 2018, 11:44 am

That certainly breaks up the monotony of the Labor Day spot. I don't think it will be the last change (I expect The Little Stranger to open wide instead of limited).
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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby Buscemi2 » July 16th, 2018, 3:35 pm

It looks like BlacKkKlansman is expected to be a hit as STX has picked up The Best of Enemies, a more dramatic fact-based film focused on fighting the KKK, for an Oscar season release.

In other news, there are plans for a Rugrats movie that will combine CGI babies with live-action adults which will arrive in 2020. I can't help but be reminded of Baby Geniuses with this.
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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby Buscemi2 » Yesterday, 1:49 pm

In an attempt to increase awareness against two other, much bigger sequels, Unfriended: Dark Web will be released with two different endings depending on which showing you go to. I'm guessing one is the SXSW cut and the other is a different version with an ending shot after the premiere (the two versions differ by 30 seconds).

Meanwhile, Rugrats has been confirmed for an 11/13/2020 date while Orion moves up Anna and the Apocalypse one week to 11/30/2018.
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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby Buscemi2 » Today, 1:16 pm

New dates:

God Bless the Broken Road 9/7/2018 (from 9/21/2018)
Monsters & Men 9/28/2018

And Sony has announced a development deal with Stephen Curry. It seems like the studios are going all in with basketball stars making movies.
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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby transformers2 » Today, 2:19 pm

Jonah Hill said in an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night that the trailer for his A24-produced directorial debut Mid-90's is coming out next Tuesday, so a release date announcement should be imminent.

edit: As its trailer stated, Overlord has been pushed back from October 26th to November 9th.
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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby Buscemi2 » Today, 4:55 pm

An assload of Sony dates:

Slender Man 8/10/2018 (from 8/24/2018) (There's been no marketing and they're moving it up? Does this make any sense?)
Searching 8/24/2018 (from 8/3/2018)
White Boy Rock 9/14/2018 wide (from 9/14/2018 limited, 9/21/2018 wide)
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 7/26/2019 (from 8/9/2019)
Zombieland 2 10/11/2019
Little Women (Greta Gerwig gives us a new, hipster gentrified version of Bronte's story) 12/25/2019
Bloodshot (Vin Diesel stars in Sony's hoped-for Valiant Comics Universe) 2/21/2020

And the Sony Pictures Animation placeholders have lost their dates. I have a feeling Sony might just shut down the label for film altogether and just use it for sequels and visual effects projects.
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