You Won't See Martin Scorsese's "Shutter Island" in October! The Film Has Been Moved! 


If you've been jonesing to see the new collaboration between Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, you may just have to wait a little bit longer.

Paramount Pictures has moved "Shutter Island" from Oct. 2 to Feb. 19.

Why? The studio said economic reasons made them move the film six weeks before its release date.

Paramount Pictures chairman-CEO Brad Grey said in an official statement:

"Our 2009 slate was greenlit in a very different economic climate and as a result we must remain flexible and willing to recalibrate and adapt to a changing environment."

"This is a situation facing every single studio as we all work through the financial pressures associated with the broader downturn. Like every business, we must make difficult choices to maximize our overall success and to best manage Paramount's business in a way that serves Viacom and its shareholders, while providing the film with every possible chance to succeed both creatively and financially."

Well, I was one of the Scorsese fans jonesing for this film. Based on a novel by Dennis Lehane, I was also pinning my Oscar hopes to "Shutter Island."

But alas, we have to wait four months from its original release date. Oh, and being released in February doesn't bode well for the film. It's traditionally a "burial ground" month for movies. But then again, "Silence of the Lambs" was released in February, and we all knew how well it did at the Oscars.

For now, let's enjoy the trailer:



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See New Exciting Trailer of "The Wolfman!" It's a Bit Hairy! 


Universal Pictures has released the trailer of the upcoming film "The Wolfman" starring Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, and Emily Blunt. The film looks exciting, but then again it's a trailer and most movies look great in trailers.



Here's the film's synopsis from Universal:

Lawrence Talbot is lured back to his family estate to find his brother... and discovers a horrifying destiny for himself.

"The Wolfman" howls into theaters February 12. Visit the official website right here.

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James Cameron's "Avatar," Global Buzz Has Begun! See New Teaser Trailer! 


20th Century Fox showed 16 minutes of the 3-D film "Avatar" by James Cameron to lucky viewers of 101 Imax theaters in the U.S. and 238 theaters overseas. Free tickets were given out during an online lottery. The studio is calling their "Avatar Day" a big success!

The film's teaser trailer was also unveiled today, and 20th Century Fox said that the first look drew over 4 million streams.

"Avatar" starring Sam Worthington ("Terminator Salvation) as Jake Sully tells the epic action adventure tale of a reluctant hero who leads a heroic battle to save civilization and finds redemption in the end.

Take a look at the teaser trailer below. What do you think? Is it epic adventure enough?



The film opens worldwide December 18. Visit the "Avatar's" official site right here.

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"Bourne 4" Gets New Writer 


Universal Pictures has signed Joshua Zetumer to write the fourth installment of the "Bourne" film series. However, the studio also wants "The Bourne Ultimatum" writer, George Nolfi, to return to the franchise and write his own version of the script.

It is a practice known in Hollywood as "parallel script." Having multiple scribes write different scripts for one movie, then combine all the ideas. It's a rare practice but was used in films like "Star Trek Generations," "Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer," and "X-Men Origins: Wolverine."

What do those films have in common? They're not great films; hence, the parallel script theory does not work!

Nolfi, who initially worked on the fourth "Bourne" film, had to leave the series to write and direct "The Adjustment Bureau," an adaptation of a Philip K. Dick short story that will reteam him with "Bourne" star Matt Damon.

"The Adjustment Bureau" will begin filming in September, so Nolfi had to bow out of "Bourne." But Universal wanted "Bourne" to be a part of its 2011 slate that they scrambled to hire Zetumer to write a new script.

Zetumer is creating buzz around Hollywood for writing "Dune" for Pete Berg. He also wrote "The Infiltrator," a Warner Bros. film that has Leonardo DiCaprio attached. Zetumer is an untested talent, but apparently, his "Dune" script is phenomenal!

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New Official Trailer of "Capitalism: A Love Story" by Michael Moore 


Say what you want about Michael Moore, but his documentaries have always been entertaining, informative, and the message stays with you long after the film has left the theaters.

"Sicko" is much more timely now with the health care reform debate, and with "Capitalism: A Love Story," the documentarian sets his sights on well, America's romance with capitalism that yielded the global economic crisis.

"Capitalism: A Love Story" is from Overture Films and will be released nationwide Oct. 2nd. I can't wait!



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