New Universal release dates, including a pushed-back ADJUSTMENT BUREAU

Kate Erbland

by: Kate Erbland
July 7th, 2010

When the news gets slow, the news hounds start reporting release date announcements! In honor of a classically boring Wednesday, Universal has generously released a slew of new dates for their upcoming slate, including a serious push back for George Nolfi’s THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU. The Matt Damon and Emily Blunt-starrer (based on a Philip K. Dick short story) has been moved from a fast-approaching September 17 release date to a new date on March 4, 2011. Despite a solid pedigree, early buzz has not been good, and such a large placement change may signal a bit of rejiggering on the back end. I’m not letting go of hope just yet, though, but find it hard to get excited for something that is now so far away.

In place of THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU, we previously reported that the M. Night Shyamalan-produced DEVIL will hit screens on September 17. Despite the critical panning of THE LAST AIRBENDER, I’m praying that this next effort by Shyamalan (sans, you know, his writing or directing) will be better. It certainly has to be better than AIRBENDER. Right? After the break, see what else Universal has in store for us.

SKYLINE, a new thriller by The Brothers Strause, starring a motley group of C-listers (including Eric Balfour, Donald Faison, and Brittany Daniel), follows a gang of friends who realize they might be alone at the end of the world. Cue scary light. Cue disappearing people. Cue me screaming into my own hands. It will open on November 12.

KIDS IN AMERICA, a long-finished project directed and co-written by Josh Stolberg (who is perhaps best known for penning SORORITY ROW and the upcoming PIRANHA 3-D), stars all manner of fresh faces (well, fresh back in 2005 when the flick was filmed) who join together to take down a nasty principal. It will finally see release on December 3.

THE DARK FIELDS is packed with an awesome cast – including Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro, and Anna Friel – and is from Alan Glynn’s novel. Drugs! Mystery! Killers! Sold! It will hit theaters on January 21, 2010. Is January no longer a no-man’s land?

The James Cameron-produced SANCTUM should do for underwater cave-diving what THE DESCENT did for spelunking – namely, remind people not to do it. Don’t hold your breathe until it opens on February 4, 2011.

Greg Mottola’s follow-up to ADVENTURELAND, as penned by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the alien comedy PAUL won’t be in theaters until March 18, 2011. Until then, just think about how wonderful it will be see its entire cast assembled on screen – think Pegg and Frost themselves, joined by Jane Lynch, Jason Bateman, Sigourney Weaver, Kristen Wiig, Blythe Danner, and Jeffrey Tambor, with voice work  by Seth Rogen.

Source Cinema Blend

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