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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby transformers2 » March 28th, 2017, 9:39 am

I know Baby Driver is going after a different audience than Spider-Man/Transformers/The House, but there's so many other releases on the schedule that I think it could potentially get lost in the shuffle. It's quirky premise and the complete lack of blockbusters surrounding it made its original date a much better fit.
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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby Buscemi » March 28th, 2017, 9:55 am

I don't think The House will be very big either. It's been on the shelf for a while and the premise sounds rather cruel for a mainstream comedy. Also, has Amy Poehler ever had a live-action hit that didn't pair her with Tina Fey?
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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby transformers2 » March 28th, 2017, 10:14 am

Buscemi wrote:I don't think The House will be very big either. It's been on the shelf for a while and the premise sounds rather cruel for a mainstream comedy. Also, has Amy Poehler ever had a live-action hit that didn't pair her with Tina Fey?

In a lead role, no. I'm not sold on The House being a hit either, I just think that releasing Baby Driver the same weekend as an R-rated Will Ferrell vehicle that's going after a similar demographic is an unnecessary risk.
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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby Buscemi » March 28th, 2017, 7:31 pm

New dates:

Leap! 9/1/2017 (from 4/21/2017, I knew this wouldn't stay)
The Ugly Dolls (STX and Robert Rodriguez planning a new toy-based franchise) 5/10/2019

And FilmRise will release Marjorie Prime, a Sundance winner that hadn't gotten much interest from distributors.
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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby Shrykespeare » March 28th, 2017, 8:11 pm

Yeah, and I noticed Untitled Blumhouse also moved (biiiiiig surprise there).

Where did it announce the Leap move, Boosh?
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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby Buscemi » March 28th, 2017, 9:26 pm

I found it on HSX. Source might have been Exhibitor Relations Co. (Edit: Leap! has been moved up two days to 8/30/2017.)

And more new dates:
I, Daniel Blake 6/2/2017 (from TBA 2017)
The Little Hours 6/30/2017
The Emoji Movie 7/28/2017 (from 8/4/2017)
Brigsby Bear 7/28/2017
The Dark Tower 8/4/2017 (from 7/28/2017)
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 12/20/2017 (from 12/22/2017)
The Phantom Thread (Paul Thomas Anderson's new one, currently filming) 12/25/2017
He's Out There TBA 2017 (from 12/1/2017)
Amusement Park 8/10/2018 (from 7/13/2018)
SpongeBob SquarePants 3 8/2/2019 (from 2/8/2019)

And Paramount has scheduled two untitled Nickelodeon films (one animated, one live-action/animated film) for 3/22/2019 and 7/31/2020. The 2020 one is most likely the Who Framed Roger Rabbit-esque Nicktoons while I read a rumor (most likely untrue) that the 2019 one is Invader Zim (if they could bring back Jhonen Vasquez to write and produce it and give him total creative freedom, it would be amazing but I won't hold my breath).

Meanwhile, Annihilation and Downsizing both look to be R-rated films based on early trailer reaction from CinemaCon. Paramount would be smart to platform these instead of trying to recreate the success of Arrival by going wide right away (I bet the studio was banking on these to be PG-13, why else would anyone think an Alexander Payne film would play well in 2,000 theatres opening weekend?).

Also, Blumhouse has been rumored to going after the film rights for Five Nights at Freddy's. How is this still a thing? It's like how we're getting a Slenderman movie for no reason.
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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby Buscemi » April 4th, 2017, 3:57 am

The next Disneynature film looks to be ready for 4/20/2018 and will be called Dolphins. So it looks as if Disney hasn't retired the sub-label (even though they sat on Born in China for close to two years).

And A24 has picked up Sidney Hall, another Sundance film that got little interest at the festival, for a day-and-date run. Most likely one for the post-theatrical possibilities. Speaking of distributors with home video deals with Lionsgate, Saban will release the Jim Carrey thriller True Crimes.

Also in distribution news, Annapurna will distribute Richard Linklater's currently filming Where'd You Go, Bernadette? (I think this will eventually get renamed). And it seems like they will not seek a distribution partner as a pay cable deal with Hulu will give Megan Ellison's company an influx of cash (I could see Ellison buying Broad Green or another struggling label to get her films into theatres). Meanwhile, Linklater's completed Last Flag Flying does not have a distribution partner (Amazon produced it and will likely save it for one of the festivals, this could be a big title for awards season).

Lastly, a few new dates:
Baywatch 5/25/2017 (from 5/26/2017)
Midnight Sun 8/4/2017 (from 7/14/2017)
The Trip to Spain 8/11/2017
Home Again (Reese Witherspoon comedy) 9/8/2017
All I See is You 9/15/2017 (from 8/4/2017)
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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby Buscemi » April 10th, 2017, 4:52 pm

New dates:
Enter the Warrior's Gate 5/5/2017 (a EuropaCorp title with Dave Bautista that will apparently be distributed outside of the STX deal)
47 Meters Down 6/16/2017 (from 6/23/2017)
Breathe 10/13/2017 (looks like Bleecker Street will position Andy Serkis's directorial debut for awards)

And Kathryn Bigelow's new film (opening on 8/4/2017) will be titled Detroit (it was Untitled Detroit Project). I kind of figured it wouldn't use the city's name in the title (especially seeing how it was shot in Boston).

In distribution news, Netflix will release Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories. Though Adam Sandler is in the cast, I think this is outside of the Sandler deal though it seems to suggest that studios are no longer answering Baumbach's calls.
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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby Buscemi » April 11th, 2017, 5:08 pm

And Shazam! has been canceled by Warner Bros. The project will be merged into Man of Steel 2 (which is to reportedly be directed by Matthew Vaughn).

In distribution news, Saban has picked up Shot Caller, meaning another Relativity film gets rescued (though this was a film that probably would have flopped either way). Now will Netflix get off its ass and get the US rights to Before I Wake (they already have pay cable but refuse to release anything from Relativity after losing the suit back in June)?

Also in distribution news, Orion is going to co-distribute Wish Upon, which suggests Broad Green doesn't have the money to release it alone. It is now opening on 7/14/2017 (from 6/30/2017).

And Churchill is looking at a 200 theatre release on 6/2/2017, as part of an initiative for Cohen Media Group to expand its horizons with bigger projects, mainly producing its own films (on one hand, they have a new Agnes Varda film, on the other hand, they're letting Will Gluck have another go at something after the disastrous Annie remake).

Lastly, a few new dates:
Gotti 8/25/2017 (Lionsgate Premiere to release this long-in-development hell John Travolta film)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (I wasn't expecting Fox to keep the long title) 10/13/2017
The Killing of the Sacred Deer (A24 reteams with The Lobster's director and star for what to be a more mainstream film) 11/3/2017
Goodbye Christopher Robin (Domhnall Gleeson as A.A. Milne) 11/10/2017
Night School (Kevin Hart comedy, despite what Box Office Mojo says, it's a Universal release) 9/28/2018
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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby Buscemi » April 18th, 2017, 5:55 pm

A pair of Lionsgate titles may be seeking new distributors. Granite Mountain (currently scheduled for 9/22/2017) and Soldado are currently part of a spat between the distributor and financiers Black Label Media and the financiers are intending to shop both films to other distributors (I expect something will get settled, especially since one of the films is a sequel to a moneymaker).

And a few new dates:
Menashe (A24 goes to temple) 7/28/2017
American Made 9/22/2017 (from 9/29/2017)
Half to Death (previously the Untitled Blumhouse Horror Film, it's basically a horror variant of Groundhog Day) 10/20/2017
The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro does romance) 12/8/2017
Insidious: Chapter 4 1/5/2018 (from 10/20/2017)
Peter Rabbit 2/9/2018 (from 3/23/2018) (possibly trying to force Smallfoot to move)
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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby Buscemi » April 22nd, 2017, 5:10 pm

Release date party at Fox!

Kingsman: The Golden Circle 9/22/2017 (from 9/29/2017)
Murder on the Orient Express 11/10/2017 (from 11/22/2017)
The Post 12/22/2017 limited, 1/12/2018 wide (I'm really surprised that this will be out before Ready Player One, which has been long been completed)
Maze Runner: The Death Cure 2/9/2018 (from 1/12/2018)
Red Sparrow 3/2/2018 (from 11/10/2017)
New Mutants 4/13/2018
Deadpool 2 6/1/2018
The Predator 8/3/2018 (from 2/9/2018)
The Kid Who Would Be King (apparently, this is a religious film from vague information provided) 9/28/2018
X-Men: Dark Phoenix 11/2/2018
Widows (Steve McQueen's new one) 11/16/2018
Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer directing the Freddie Mercury biopic) 12/25/2018
Avatar 2 12/18/2020
Avatar 3 12/17/2021
Avatar 4 12/20/2024
Avatar 5 12/19/2025

And as soon as Fox moved up Kingsman (of which I'm still convinced won't be ready in time), Universal moved American Made back to 9/29/2017.

Also, Columbia will now release Granite Mountain and has pushed it back to 10/20/2017 (from 9/22/2017). They will also release Soldado at an undetermined date (I'm guessing sometime in early 2018).

And Broad Green seems to have gotten the issues with Buena Vista Social Club: Adios taken care of as it will open on 5/26/2017. I can't see the date sticking though (or Broad Green staying on, I think Janus could pick it up if Broad Green pulls it).
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