CBS Films Sets Release Date For ’7500′

By | Friday November 4, 2011 @ 12:30pm PDT

CBS Films announced today that it will release its airplane thriller 7500 on August 31, 2012. The Grudge helmer Takashi Shimizu is set to direct the story of a group of passengers who encounter what appears to be a supernatural … Read More »

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Lionsgate’s ‘Dirty Dancing’ Set For July 2013

By | Thursday November 3, 2011 @ 5:21pm PDT

Lionsgate said today that its remake of Dirty Dancing will get a wide release on July 26, 2013. Deadline broke the news in August that the studio had set Kenny Ortega to direct the period musical drama, a new … Read More »

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WB Dates Todd Lincoln’s ‘The Apparition’

Warner Bros has slated previously undated The Apparition for August 24, 2012. Directed by Todd Lincoln, the supernatural thriller with Ashley Greene and Sebastian Stan goes up against Summit’s horror movie Sinister as well as David Koepp’s Premium Rush from … Read More »

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Anchor Bay Dates Director’s Cut Of ‘The Divide’

By | Monday October 31, 2011 @ 10:45am PDT

Anchor Bay made probably the biggest-ever deal at the South By Southwest Film Festival when it acquired Xavier Gens’ postapocalyptic thriller The Divide this year for the U.S. in a seven-figure deal. Now the distributor said it is releasing … Read More »

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TOLDJA! Warner Bros Acquires Stripper Pic ‘Magic Mike,’ Bares June 29 Release Date

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As predicted here, Warner Bros completed its acquisition of domestic rights on the Steven Soderbergh-directed Magic Mike, which stars Alex Pettyfer and Channing Tatum in a Saturday Night Fever-type coming-of-age drama about a young exotic dancer who … Read More »

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‘Silent House’ Set For March 9, 2012 Bow

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Silent House will be released by Open Road Films and Liddell Entertainment on March 9, 2012, the companies announced today. This is the horror thriller that was part of newcomer Elizabeth Olsen’s coming-out doubleheader at this year’s Sundance Film Festival; … Read More »

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‘My Week With Marilyn’ Moving To Thanksgiving Weekend

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Emboldened by the critical reaction that the Simon Curtis-directed My Week With Marilyn received in its New York Film Festival debut, The Weinstein Company has moved the film from November 4 to November 23, placing it smack into the … Read More »

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CBS Films Dates ‘Salmon Fishing In Yemen’

CBS Films Closes U.S. Deal On ‘Salmon Fishing In The Yemen’

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen will be released by CBS Films on March 2, 2012 in a limited run. It stars Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt alongside Kristin Scott … Read More »

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Warner Bros Finds Release Date For ‘Argo’

By | Thursday September 29, 2011 @ 11:52am PDT

Warner Bros has set September 14, 2012 to send out its Ben Affleck-directed hostage drama Argo. Affleck stars alongside Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman in the true story of a covert CIA operation to resuce six Americans trapped … Read More »

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Warner Bros Dates ‘Gangster Squad’

Warner Bros said today that it will release its Ruben Fleischer-directed mob drama Gangster Squad on Oct. 19, 2012, right in the teeth of next year’s awards season. Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin and Emma Stone star in the … Read More »

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Fox Dates ‘The Three Stooges’: April 4, 2012

20th Century Fox has dated The Three Stooges, Peter and Bobby Farrelly’s take on the iconic comedy trio, for April 4, 2012. Sean Hayes, Will Sasso and Chris Diamantopoulos star as the threesome; Jane Lynch, Jennifer Hudson, Sofia Vergara, Craig … Read More »

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Warner Bros Sets Date For Zac Efron-Starrer ‘The Lucky One’

By | Friday August 26, 2011 @ 12:50pm PDT

Warner Bros said today that it has found a place for its Zac Efron movie The Lucky One, which will be released Aug. 24, 2012. The romantic drama based on Nicholas Sparks’ novel stars Efron as a Marine who survives … Read More »

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Open Road Stakes January 27 For ‘The Grey’; Might Oscar Platform For Liam Neeson Perf

By | Wednesday August 10, 2011 @ 12:44pm PDT
Mike Fleming

In a surprise development, Tom Ortenberg’s Open Road has set the Joe Carnahan-directed killer wolf pack thriller The Grey to open wide on Jan. 27. Now, that puts the movie beyond the Oscars. But I’m told that Open Road has left open the possibility that the film could get a qualifying run in two theaters before year’s end so that Liam Neeson would qualify for the Best Actor category. I must say I am a bit surprised that the qualifying run isn’t an automatic. Buyers who watched the movie and bid on it in July before Open Road won it — paying near $8 million and a $25 million P&A commitment for U.S. rights — all hailed Neeson’s performance as Oscar bait. The deal was based on watching 30 minutes of scenes, but word was that opening this year, even just to qualify, was a priority for the sellers and a reason some distributors with full Oscar-season skeds shied away. Neeson plays the leader of a group of oil drillers who struggle to survive in the wilds of Alaska after their plane crashes smack in the middle of a territorial rogue wolf pack. Carnahan won’t finish the film in time to show it at Telluride, Toronto or the New York Film Festival, but they will get enough feedback from advance screenings to make a decision about whether it’s ready to wage an Oscar campaign for Neeson, who was nominated once in his career for Schindler’s List and has enjoyed a leading man resurgence thanks to Taken. Here is Open Road’s official announcement about the date: Read More »

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Paramount Sets Zombie-Infestation Pic ‘World War Z’ For December 21, 2012

Mike Fleming

Paramount Pictures has set Dec. 21, 2012 as the release date for World War Z, the Marc Forster-directed adaptation of the Max Brooks zombie-infestation novel. The film is in production now, with Brad Pitt and Mireille Enos and James Badge … Read More »

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Sony Stakes Out 2013 ‘Smurfs’ Sequel Release Date

By | Tuesday August 9, 2011 @ 11:18am PDT
Mike Fleming

Sony Pictures has targeted Aug. 2, 2013 as the release date for a sequel to The Smurfs, even though the studio at this point has only locked Jordan Kerner to be the film’s producer. The notion of making a sequel … Read More »

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Fox Sets ‘Walking With Dinosaurs’ For December 20, 2013

By | Tuesday August 2, 2011 @ 3:18pm PDT
Mike Fleming

20th Century Fox has dated the 3D Walking With Dinosaurs to open Dec. 20, 2013. The film, directed by Neil Nightingale and Pierre De Lespinios and scripted by John Collee, is based on the live touring show and the TV … Read More »

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‘Ghost Rider’ Sequel Set For February 2012

Sony said today that it has slated Columbia Pictures’ Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance for wide release on Feb. 17, 2012. The 3D film, a sequel to the 2007 original, again stars Nicolas Cage, and is directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor.

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Par Vantage Slots ‘Jeff Who Lives At Home’

By | Wednesday July 27, 2011 @ 12:19pm PDT

Paramount Vantage will give a platform release to Jay and Mark Duplass’ Jeff Who Lives at Home on March 2, 2012, the studio said today. The comedy stars Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Judy Greer and Susan Sarandon and just was slated for a Special Presentation slot at September’s Toronto Film Festival, … Read More »

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Paramount’s ‘Fun Size’ To Bow Oct. 12, 2012

By | Tuesday July 26, 2011 @ 11:17am PDT

Paramount said today that it will release its teen comedy Fun Size wide on Oct. 12, 2012. The pic, from the Fake Empire team of Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, stars Victoria Justice, Josh Pence, Johnny Knoxville and Chelsea Handler and centers on a troubled but whip-smart girl who loses … Read More »

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