Were you looking forward to Takashi Shimizu’s in-air horror thriller 7500 or the anticipated Percy Jackson sequel? Well, you’re going to have to wait longer for one, but be able to see the other earlier.
BoxOfficeMojo released a full slate of new release dates and changes for 15 upcoming titles, revealing that Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters will open in theaters nearly two weeks earlier (to March 15, 2013 from March 27, 2013), while 7500 has been bumped from August 2012 to an undetermined 2013 release date. Yikes! What happened? We saw a teaser trailer not too long ago. Does the film need more work? Or does CBS Films think it will play better at a different spot on the calendar?
What else moved around the slate? Well, Louis Leterrier’s crime thriller Now You See Me -- about illusionists who use their skills to pull off bank heists – shifted from January 2013 to a more-coveted March 15, 2013 release date. Seth Rogen’s The Guilt Trip, with Barbara Streisand, moved from Nov. 2 to Christmas Day 2012 (which, I thought, was pretty crowded even without Trip). In it’s place goes Flight, Robert Zemeckis’ drama with Denzel Washington as a flawed pilot given a second chance.
A couple of anticipated films also received release dates for the first time, though given what we reported above, expect these to potentially change. Sylvester Stallone’s Bullet to the Head will open on Feb. 1, 2013. Roland Emmerich’s White House Down lands in theaters on Nov. 1, 2013. And IFC scheduled 2012 drop dates for its anticipated indies Liberal Arts (Sept. 14), How to Survive a Plague (Sept. 21), Sleepwalk With Me (Aug. 24) and Beloved (Aug. 17). Use pencil if you’re writing these down, as they all are subject to change.
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