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Warner Bros. has some huge movies coming out next year, including titles like Man of Steel, Pacific Rim, and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and while dates for those titles are probably pretty set in stone, the studio has been doing some moving and shaking with four of their other films due out in 2013.
Warner Bros. has notified Box Office Mojo that the new comedies We’re The Millers and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and the thriller Prisoners have been given places on the schedule, while James Wan’s The Conjuring has been shifted.
First up we have We’re The Millers, a pot comedy that has been stuck in development hell for years, but is now finally rolling with Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston. With cameras now rolling, the studio has decided to place the movie on August 9, 2013, where it will take the audience that decides not to go see the new remake of Robocop.
On the other side of the calendar will be Burt Wonderstone, which is the new magician comedy starring Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, Steve Buscemi and Olivia Wilde. WB is making a daring move with the film by putting it up against not only the new adaptation of Stephen King’s Carrie, but also the Miles Teller comedy 21 and Over, which could take away some of the audience.
Looking forward to Prisoners, it would seem that the studio has some confidence in the project because they have announced it or September 20, 2013: the opening of Oscar season. The thriller, which sees Hugh Jackman go up against a big city cop while on the search for his kidnapped friend and daughter, will find opening weekend competition against Rush, the racing drama from director Ron Howard.
And last but not least we have The Conjuring, Wan’s follow-up to Insidious, and I have some bad news and good news for fans. The bad is that you’ll have to wait an extra six months to see the new movie, but the good is that it’s moving could be a good sign for the film’s quality. Warners has moved the project from its original date on January 25, 2013 (the end of a month where studios like to dump all their less-than-great stuff), to July 19, 2013, the heart of blockbuster season. It now faces Universal’s R.I.P.D. with Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges; as well as Fox’s animated adventure film Turbo.
As always, for the most up to date information on all upcoming releases you can head over to our Blend Film Database.
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