‘Looper’, ‘Anonymous’, And ‘Lockout’ Do The Release Date Shuffle

Thursday, June 9 by
 

There’s nothing worse than eagerly awaiting the release of a film only to find out the studio has dragged it even further down the calendar. Today I deliver such news. Several films are shifting around their schedules and finding homes on dates far, far away from now. How far, you ask? So far that we’ll see the next season of”Mad Men” before their release.

4 photos'Looper' Set Photos: Future Cars Don't Look Futurey Enough

The highly-anticipated Looper from director Rian Johnson (Brick, Th Brothers Bloom) will land in theaters September 28, 2012, a whole honkin’ 15 months from now. You could have 1 and 2/3 of a baby in that amount of time! Johnson stated, “I’d love for it to be sooner, but it’s a good date for the movie, hopefully it’ll be worth the wait.” It damn well better be. We want our Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt time travel flick, and we want it yesterday.

The Luc Besson-produced Lockout has moved from Februar 24 to April 12, 2012. Playing the Field, in which Gerard Butler tries to bang hot soccer moms, goes to March 9, 2012. Finally, Anonymous from Roland Emmerich, who’s taking a pause from destroying the earth to question Shakespeare‘s authorship, opens October 28th.

Don’t worry about these shifting schedules too much. I’m told there will be several movies of varying genres coming out over the next few months to tide you over.

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COMMENTS

  1. June 9, 2011 9:22 am

    Jim

    Can anyone smell the whiff of ‘Straight to DVD’?


  2. June 9, 2011 9:22 am

    Jim

    Can anyone smell the whiff of ‘Straight to DVD’?


  3. June 9, 2011 9:22 am

    Chet

    How is late September a good date? It makes “Looper” smell like another Bruce Willis mail-in.


  4. June 9, 2011 9:22 am

    Anonymous

    Agreed.