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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby Buscemi2 » September 12th, 2018, 11:12 pm

A24 will release Claire Denis' High Life. It's in English so it fits their distribution strategy.
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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby numbersix » September 13th, 2018, 6:48 am

From what I've read it's a very strange arthouse sci-fi. Not expecting it to blow the box office away, despite some great reviews.
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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby Buscemi2 » September 13th, 2018, 7:09 am

Of course, they'll either go wide with it or consider it so to appeal to the A24 faithful (whom I've bet a lot of them have never seen any of her films).
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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby Buscemi2 » September 14th, 2018, 7:13 pm

IFC has picked up the boxing drama Donnybrook. This will likely be a few theatres before on demand.

Meanwhile, Vertical has picked up Drunk Parents from Aviron and will go day-and-date. Can't say I'm surprised seeing how long it was on the shelf.
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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby Buscemi2 » September 17th, 2018, 3:23 pm

It looks like Red Sonja's back on, as Millennium Films has hired Bryan Singer to direct. I guess no one at Millennium Films was aware of some of the things about Singer that made him a pariah in Hollywood (though Fox reportedly let him handle post on Bohemian Rhapsody as Dexter Fletcher's doing Rocketman).

If this gets made with Singer, I believe it will have a hard time with distribution (though Millennium does work with Lionsgate a lot and Lionsgate released two James Franco films this year).

In other news, Neon will open Wild Rose on 5/10/2019 (Mother's Day weekend). Though currently listed as limited, it could end up wide as The Rosie Project will certainly not be ready by then (if it ever gets made).
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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby Buscemi2 » September 18th, 2018, 5:07 pm

A Star is Born will open limited on 10/3/2018 in 115 theatres before expanding wide on the 5th. The two-day advance opening will be exclusive to AMC theatres with Dolby Cinema.

Edit: it's actually a sneak preview on October 2nd. HSX's report made it seem like a full limited release.
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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby Buscemi2 » September 19th, 2018, 1:17 pm

Focus will open Downton Abbey on 9/20/2019. Should be big will those who are obsessed with Victorian era stories.

Edit: and the Universal shuffling begins. All You Need is Love (aka Untitled Danny Boyle/Richard Curtis Project) has moved up nearly three months to 6/28/2019 (from 9/13/2019).
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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby Buscemi2 » September 20th, 2018, 7:52 am

James Bond 25 will now open on 2/14/2020. Cary Fukunaga has taken over directorial reigns (though I wouldn't be surprised to see his involvement end up like It and he leave over script issues).

And The Oath is set to expand wide on October 19th. I have a feeling this would have been day-and-date if Tiffany Haddish wasn't in it.

Related to Lionsgate, they have picked up Fast Color from LD Entertainment and will open limited on 3/29/2019.
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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby JohnErle » September 20th, 2018, 1:50 pm

I'm not sure which is more surprising, a Bond film directed by an American or a Bond film being released in February. Maybe they're getting audiences prepared for an Idris Elba Bond film released on MLK day in 2022.
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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby Buscemi2 » September 21st, 2018, 6:04 pm

New dates:

Vox Lux 12/7/2018 limited, 12/21/2018 wide
Penguins 4/17/2019 (from 4/19/2019)
Untitled Kingsman Prequel 11/8/2019
Legally Blonde 3 5/8/2020 (from 2/14/2020)
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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby Buscemi2 » September 24th, 2018, 3:47 pm

The DCEU overload continues. Birds of Prey will open on 2/7/2020.

I have a feeling one of these will get pushed back at some point.

Edit: Sony's love for overlong titles continues. The Girl in the Spider's Web is now The Girl in the Spider's Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story. You mean the trailer didn't make that clear?
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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby transformers2 » September 25th, 2018, 1:35 pm

New date:
Second Act 12/14/18 (from 11/21/18)
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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby Buscemi2 » September 25th, 2018, 4:45 pm

There's currently a bidding war for the rights to remake Train to Busan. Why do we need a remake? The original seemed to be a pretty popular film.

Meanwhile, Happy Death Day 2U has officially been confirmed for Valentine's Day.
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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby Buscemi2 » September 26th, 2018, 1:43 pm

Gnome Alone will hit Netflix on October 19th. So that's yet another TBA you no longer have to worry about.

And one new date for a movie going to theatres:

Hellboy 4/12/2019 (from 1/11/2019)
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Re: The Latest Date Changes 2: The New Batch

Postby BanksIsDaFuture » September 26th, 2018, 3:30 pm

Damn, I knew Second Act would move, but I thought it'd take the STX untitled date on 1/25/19. Moving into Christmas is risky but can pay off as a counterprogram to Spider-Man, and something for women throughout the holidays.

Surprised at the Hellboy move. I wonder if it needs more time or if Lionsgate thinks April is better for it. Would be dealing with Shazam and the RDJ Doolittle movie instead of presumably owning January.
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