Warner Bros Eyes October Release For ‘J Edgar’, December Bow For ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’

By | Wednesday June 29, 2011 @ 4:03pm PDT

Warner Bros today said that it will release the Clint Eastwood biopic J Edgar, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench and Armie Hammer, sometime in October. The studio also said it will bow Stephen Daldry’s Extremely Loud & Incredibly CloseRead More »

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‘The Hobbit’ Films Get Release Dates

By | Tuesday May 31, 2011 @ 4:44am PDT
Mike Fleming

The first of the Peter Jackson-directed installments will be called The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and Warner Bros will release the film Dec. 14, 2012. The second installment, The Hobbit: There And Back Again, will be released a year later, … Read More »

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Disney Sets Date For 3D ‘The Lion King’

Disney will release a 3D version of its classic 1994 animated blockbuster The Lion King on Sept. 16, 2011, the studio announced today. It follows the trend of high-profile library fare getting extra-dimensional face-lifts (the studio upgraded its first two Toy Story films ahead of Toy Story 3), the latest being … Read More »

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Relativity Moves Snow White To March 16, Three Months Before Universal Rival

Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Relativity Media has struck back in the ongoing competition of Snow White movies. Ryan Kavanaugh’s film shingle has pushed up its untitled Snow White project to March 16, 2012, from June 29. This comes days after Universal moved Snow White and the Huntsman up six months to June 1. I’m not sure that Uni can push forward any further. After all, you have to make the movie before you can release it. Relativity’s movie has Tarsem Singh directing Julia Roberts, Lily Collins and Armie Hammer, while Universal has Rupert Sanders directing Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth. Will both of these pictures actually make it into production under such high stakes? It sure looks that way. The one saving grace is that Universal’s film has a darker Alice in Wonderland tone, while Relativity’s seems to be an unabashed family film.

This is just one of three pictures that Relativity has dated in moves that seem to be geared directly toward this competition against Universal, the studio with which Kavanaugh had a long slate-financing relationship. Read More »

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Warner Bros Settles On 2012 Dates For ‘Dark Shadows’, ‘Rivals’ & ‘Journey 2′

By | Thursday May 12, 2011 @ 4:01pm PDT

Warner Bros will release Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows on May 11, 2012, and the Will Ferrell-Zach Galifianakis starrer Rivals on Aug. 10, 2012, the studio announced today. Dark Shadows, based on the cult TV series, stars Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, … Read More »

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Summit Adds Pair to 2012 Release Slate

By | Thursday May 5, 2011 @ 1:42pm PDT

Summit Entertainment announced today that said its action thriller The Cold Light of Day, starring Henry Cavill, Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver, will open wide April 6, 2012. Intrepid principals Trevor Macy and Marc D. Evans will produce, and Steven Zaillian, Kevin Mann, Matthew Perniciaro and Scott Wiper will executive produce. … Read More »

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Relativity Unveils More 2012 Film Dates

By | Tuesday May 3, 2011 @ 2:29pm PDT

Relativity Media announced today that it will release its Untitled Raven Project, directed by James McTeigue and starring John Cusack, on March 9, 2012. The thriller stars Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe, who joins with a Baltimore detective (Luke Evans) to hunt down a serial killer using Poe’s works as … Read More »

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Release Dates: ‘Man On A Ledge,’ ‘Final Destination 5′

Summit Entertainment’s Man on a Ledge, which stars Sam Worthington and Elizabeth Banks and is directed by Asger Leth, has been slated for wide release Jan. 13, 2012. Worthington plays an ex-cop and wanted fugitive who threatens to jump off a New York high-rise, and Banks is the hostage negotiator … Read More »

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Disney Changes Dates For ‘Monsters University’, ‘Reboot Ralph’

By | Monday April 4, 2011 @ 3:10pm PDT

Disney said today that it is moving release dates for a pair of 3D animated films. Its Pixar prequel Monsters University is moving back, from Nov. 2, 2012 to June 21, 2013. To fill that spot, the studio is moving up Reboot Ralph from March 22, 2013.

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Weinstein Dates ‘Our Idiot Brother’, ‘I Don’t Know How She Does It’, ‘Apollo 18′, ‘Piranha 3DD’

EXCLUSIVE: The Weinstein Company announced release dates for several 2011/2012 movies:

Our Idiot Brother (formerly titled My Idiot Brother) a recent Sundance acquisition, will debut in theaters in wide release on Aug. 26, 2011.

I Don’t Know How She Does It, a Weinstein … Read More »

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Warner Bros Skeds 2 Films: ‘Rock Of Ages’ And ‘Jack The Giant Killer’

Rock Of Ages starring Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough, Alec Baldwin, Mary J. Blige and directed by Adam Shankman will be released on 06/01/12

Jack The Giant Killer starring Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci, Bill Nighy, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ewan McGregor and directed by Bryan Singer will be released on 06/15/12

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Fox Moves ‘Apes’ Prequel To August 5

By | Tuesday March 22, 2011 @ 6:12pm PDT
Mike Fleming

20th Century Fox, which had moved the James Franco starrer Rise of the Apes from a June slot to the fall, has moved the Planet of the Apes prequel to Aug. 5. The studio also moved the Jonah Hill comedy The Sitter to Dec. 9.

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