Release dates set for Spielberg’s WAR HORSE, MIRAL, and COMPANY MEN
Along with various bits of casting and directing news, it looks like DreamWorks and The Weinstein Company have been busy setting release dates for some of their bigger titles.
First off, The Wrap is reporting that DreamWorks has set a release date for the upcoming Steven Spielberg film, WAR HORSE, which will be seeing the light of day on December 28, 2011. For those who may not remember, the film follows Albert, who enlists in World War I to find his beloved horse Joey, who has been sent to the war. The film stars a massive cast, including Emily Watson, Peter Mullan, David Thewlis, Benedict Cumberbatch, Niels Arestrup, Nicolas Bro, David Kross, Leonard Carow, Rainer Bock, Robert Emms, and Patrick Kennedy.
However, the interesting thing to note is that the film will hit theaters just eight days after Spielberg’s next film, THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN, hits theaters itself. Personally, a world where we get two Spielberg films in a week, is a world where I want to live, so this sounds like music to my ears.
As far as The Weinsteins go, just a day after announcing that their much hyped and equally maligned Julian Schnabel film, MIRAL will be delayed, we have an exact date. Variety is reporting that MIRAL will now hit theaters on March 25, 2011, with THE COMPANY MEN getting pushed back to December 10, from its October 22 release date.
The interesting thing to take into account here is that THE COMPANY MEN is appearing more and more like TWC’s second big Oscar push, right behind THE KING’S SPEECH. Personally, the trailer for the film looks rather bland and uninteresting, so at this point, who knows what to expect for this film.
What do you think?