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Island pushed back

Aug. 21, 2009by: Niki Stephens

Yesterday, I showed you guys a cool Japanese poster for SHUTTER ISLAND. Well, I feel like the queen of jinx today, as it has been pushed back to February 19th, 2010.

Now obviously, this isn't all my fault, but there are a few reasons for the push back:

1.) Paramount doesn't have enough money this year to market a huge movie like this one. Apparently they would need somewhere between $50 and $60M. But a source says that it's got nothing to do with lack of money, just that DVD sales have been down.

2.) Leonardo DiCaprio will not be able to promote the film internationally.

3.)The studio decided to go with the new release date because they hope to have the same luck as SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, when they released on that day. This will make it easier for the film to get nominated for an Oscar, as was the case with LAMBS, since it is being released towards the beginning of the year. Plus, the academy just recently expanded the Best Picture nominees to 10.

I thought the October release was perfect, but maybe it doesn't matter. I read yesterday that they were setting it up to look more like a horror film, but really is a psychological thriller. Man, I need to read this book.

Extra Tidbit: DiCaprio was set to star as Patrick Bateman in AMERICAN PSYCHO, but dropped out and Christian Bale nabbed the part.

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3:59AM on 08/25/2009
That sucks :(

That said the Paramount DVD side of things in New Zealand has gone into recievership.

So even though it gets released in 2010 it will still qualify for the oscars? Not that i care about the oscars I just want to see a new Scorse/DiCaprio flick god fuck it!
That sucks :(

That said the Paramount DVD side of things in New Zealand has gone into recievership.

So even though it gets released in 2010 it will still qualify for the oscars? Not that i care about the oscars I just want to see a new Scorse/DiCaprio flick god fuck it!
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11:45PM on 08/24/2009
NOOOOO!

-Endless

On a side note - why is Scorsese in love Di Caprio? And DiCaprio as Patrick Bateman? No thank you.
NOOOOO!

-Endless

On a side note - why is Scorsese in love Di Caprio? And DiCaprio as Patrick Bateman? No thank you.
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5:08PM on 08/23/2009

NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

As soon as i read the title in my most dramatic voice ever i just yelled at the laptop NO!NO!NOOOOOOOO!!! I knew right away that it ment the movie had been pushed back, i could have lived with a December release date but February is f*ckin busllshit, and f*ck that silence of the lambs noise, just give us the movie it will sell itself.
As soon as i read the title in my most dramatic voice ever i just yelled at the laptop NO!NO!NOOOOOOOO!!! I knew right away that it ment the movie had been pushed back, i could have lived with a December release date but February is f*ckin busllshit, and f*ck that silence of the lambs noise, just give us the movie it will sell itself.
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11:43PM on 08/24/2009
Did your "No! No! NOOO!" come out in the style of Rorschach seeing the cops? Mine did.

-Endless
Did your "No! No! NOOO!" come out in the style of Rorschach seeing the cops? Mine did.

-Endless
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9:27AM on 08/23/2009

Not A Horror Flick

I did notice the horror elements to the trailer and it got me nervous b/c I read the book and it's not a horror movie, in fact the ending really isn't that interesting, not for a scorsese movie. I'm on the fence with this one.
I did notice the horror elements to the trailer and it got me nervous b/c I read the book and it's not a horror movie, in fact the ending really isn't that interesting, not for a scorsese movie. I'm on the fence with this one.
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8:43PM on 08/22/2009
The trailer before Basterds for this looked..interesting, but nothing at all like any Scorcese flick that's come before. It's like he's going full-bore "The Ring"-styled horror on us.

Sucks they're pushing it so far back. Would've liked to see this in this year..
The trailer before Basterds for this looked..interesting, but nothing at all like any Scorcese flick that's come before. It's like he's going full-bore "The Ring"-styled horror on us.

Sucks they're pushing it so far back. Would've liked to see this in this year..
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12:01PM on 08/22/2009
FUCK THIS. I was super excited.
FUCK THIS. I was super excited.
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11:46AM on 08/22/2009
10 Best Picture nominations doesnt give more room for a Best Director and Actor nomination for Scorsese and DiCaprio (and maybe even supporting for Jackie Earle Haley)

don't get me wrong, Oscar consideration isnt all i look at... but i was pumped to see this flick in just over a month. and now i have to wait another half a year! I should have been purchasing the DVD in February, not going to see it in theaters in February
10 Best Picture nominations doesnt give more room for a Best Director and Actor nomination for Scorsese and DiCaprio (and maybe even supporting for Jackie Earle Haley)

don't get me wrong, Oscar consideration isnt all i look at... but i was pumped to see this flick in just over a month. and now i have to wait another half a year! I should have been purchasing the DVD in February, not going to see it in theaters in February
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7:08AM on 08/22/2009
Fine by me! Hopefully this will at least reduce the film to what it really is: a suspense movie, and not an overblown FILM that gets more credit than it deserves (I liked THE DEPARTED, but the hype...oy.)
Fine by me! Hopefully this will at least reduce the film to what it really is: a suspense movie, and not an overblown FILM that gets more credit than it deserves (I liked THE DEPARTED, but the hype...oy.)
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3:02AM on 08/22/2009
Scorsese sucks, so who cares.
Scorsese sucks, so who cares.
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6:59AM on 08/22/2009
You must have very extensive knowledge of what good filmmaking is in that case.
You must have very extensive knowledge of what good filmmaking is in that case.
7:09AM on 08/22/2009
Obviously, he does have extensive knowledge of good filmmaking: starting with the fact that the world does NOT revolve around Scorsese's films.
Obviously, he does have extensive knowledge of good filmmaking: starting with the fact that the world does NOT revolve around Scorsese's films.
1:33AM on 08/22/2009

EXTRA TIDBIT

Thank God Christian Bale got the Bateman role! I cannot imagine DiCaprio as Bateman. No way!
Thank God Christian Bale got the Bateman role! I cannot imagine DiCaprio as Bateman. No way!
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11:52PM on 08/21/2009

Who cares about Oscars!!!

When someone mentioned "Oscar" to me the other day in regards to this film, I was taken ABACK, as I always looked at it as Scorsese's "let's have a good ol' time" movie like CAPE FEAR. Just fuckin' release it in October and let us have a good fuckin' time, man! Then again, I'm the same jerk who thought THE DEPARTED was another "Scorsese just having fun making a movie" movie, and that flick won BEST PICTURE! (still amazes me -- NOT that it's a bad movie, but it's not an "Oscar movie", it's a
When someone mentioned "Oscar" to me the other day in regards to this film, I was taken ABACK, as I always looked at it as Scorsese's "let's have a good ol' time" movie like CAPE FEAR. Just fuckin' release it in October and let us have a good fuckin' time, man! Then again, I'm the same jerk who thought THE DEPARTED was another "Scorsese just having fun making a movie" movie, and that flick won BEST PICTURE! (still amazes me -- NOT that it's a bad movie, but it's not an "Oscar movie", it's a cool-ass thriller!).
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11:47PM on 08/21/2009
Paramount can blow me.
Paramount can blow me.
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10:28PM on 08/21/2009
What the hell does this have to do with Silence of the Lambs' release date? Is this a superstitious thing or something?
What the hell does this have to do with Silence of the Lambs' release date? Is this a superstitious thing or something?
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11:29AM on 08/22/2009
They mention it because Lambs was released the 14th and was nominated for the oscar and got it. So I'm suppose their thinking that if they release it around the same time then they will get lucky just like Lambs did.

I think it would be more interesting if it were a superstitious thing though. lol
They mention it because Lambs was released the 14th and was nominated for the oscar and got it. So I'm suppose their thinking that if they release it around the same time then they will get lucky just like Lambs did.

I think it would be more interesting if it were a superstitious thing though. lol
7:39PM on 08/21/2009

WTF PARAMOUNT?!

Star Trek, Transformers 2, G.I. Joe. Yes, I'm sure 3 of the summer's biggest tentpoles can't support a Scorsese picture. Fucking morons.
Star Trek, Transformers 2, G.I. Joe. Yes, I'm sure 3 of the summer's biggest tentpoles can't support a Scorsese picture. Fucking morons.
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6:10PM on 08/21/2009

Huge Fucking Disapointment

This is like the soloist all over again
This is like the soloist all over again
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6:09PM on 08/21/2009

Sheeeeeeeit

Damn it was almost here! February is fucking far away.

If it comes out in 2010 can it be nominated for the upcoming Oscars? Or will it have to be at the next one?
Damn it was almost here! February is fucking far away.

If it comes out in 2010 can it be nominated for the upcoming Oscars? Or will it have to be at the next one?
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6:19PM on 08/21/2009
I think the Oscars are happening in march this year (ya i know weird) so there still is hope it will be nominated
I think the Oscars are happening in march this year (ya i know weird) so there still is hope it will be nominated
7:30PM on 08/21/2009
Britelite, as far as I know, it wouldn't be eligible for the March 2010 Oscars (i.e. films that were releases in 2009).

Now it has to release in February 2010 and stay fresh in the Academy voters' minds for almost a full year of release if it hopes for an Oscar 2011 siege (as it will compete with the other Oscar hopefuls released in Nov/Dec of 2010. FUCKING RIDICULOUS
Britelite, as far as I know, it wouldn't be eligible for the March 2010 Oscars (i.e. films that were releases in 2009).

Now it has to release in February 2010 and stay fresh in the Academy voters' minds for almost a full year of release if it hopes for an Oscar 2011 siege (as it will compete with the other Oscar hopefuls released in Nov/Dec of 2010. FUCKING RIDICULOUS
11:48AM on 08/22/2009
Movies have to be released by late december to be considered for Oscar season... that is why most flicks have a limited 2 week run in December prior to opening wide in January or February so they can get in on the Feb?March of following years oscars. Hopefully Paramount will do that
Movies have to be released by late december to be considered for Oscar season... that is why most flicks have a limited 2 week run in December prior to opening wide in January or February so they can get in on the Feb?March of following years oscars. Hopefully Paramount will do that
5:13PM on 08/21/2009
no! i seriously JUST finished the book and was so looking forward to this!
no! i seriously JUST finished the book and was so looking forward to this!
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4:54PM on 08/21/2009

Well...

that sucks... Looks like this is going to happen with one Oscar hopeful each year from now on. 'The Road' last year, and 'Shutter Island' this year. Bummer.
that sucks... Looks like this is going to happen with one Oscar hopeful each year from now on. 'The Road' last year, and 'Shutter Island' this year. Bummer.
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4:52PM on 08/21/2009
WTH. Paramount should pony up some of the money they made from Transformers 2. I don't see this selling as much in February than in October.
WTH. Paramount should pony up some of the money they made from Transformers 2. I don't see this selling as much in February than in October.
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