Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Mister Foe Release Date Changed for US

Bad news today! Many thanks to Magnolia who told me the release for Mister Foe now has been changed to a August/September time frame. No specific date was given alas. I had remembered last year even seeing the September date on the AOL site for example among all the various dates that have been bandied about too...ITS SO discouraging! I am uncertain why the change from the May 23 date (which is ALL OVER the trailer that is blasting everywhere), perhaps due to a busy and box office/press grabbing competition from the long awaited Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull which is to open on the 22, and Speed Racer, which frankly will just clobber any other films up against them. Meh, who knows. IMO this does not bode well for the success of the film I believe, esp given they have been playing up the film festival already with all those "premieres," of Mister (Hallam) Foe, but then again maybe the schedule in the theaters is light during that period, and people will see this as a good film to see before the huge and busy fall movie season. Perhaps it has to do with availability of the cast/crew for publicity or something too, or heck at this point I do not know anything other than this is most discouraging news for those of us who have waited ages now for a proper US release. Good thing I made the trip to Chicago last year.

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