Welcome to another edition of the dating game...
Universal has shaken up the release of a pair genre titles. The higher profile of the two, Tom Cruise's sci-fi thriller OBLIVION, has the more minor move, shifting one week up from April 26, 2013 to April 19, 2013. Hardly worth noting.
Also with Olga Kurylenko (below), Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Melissa Leo:
OBLIVION centers on a battle-damaged soldier who, assigned to a desolate planet after a court-martial, patrols the bleak landscape in an effort to destroy the last vestiges of a primitive alien race. When a mysterious traveler arrives unexpectedly, their lives become inextricably linked as they are forced to question everything they know about this world and themselves.
Cruise will play the soldier who's stuck alone on the planet, repairing the drones that patrol and destroy a savage alien life form. He encounters a beautiful woman who crashes in a craft, and their experience together forces him to question his world view.
Moving on. The other movie getting a new date is Guillermo del Toro's MAMA, starring Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. The supernatural thriller had an original October 3, 2013 bowing time, but will now come out January 18, 2013. Almost a whole year bump!
MAMA tells the story of a couple – Chastain and Coster-Waldau – who take in their long-lost young nieces and nephews. The kids were found after living in the forest for five years but now murderous events begin to unfold and it becomes clear that a supernatural force is intent on claiming the kids.
So mark it down... MAMA hits January 18, 2013, OBLIVION April 19, 2013.