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Jack the Giant Killer delayed to 2013, Arthur and Lancelot delayed indefinitely

Jan. 20, 2012by:

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JACK THE GIANT KILLER, Bryan Singer's fantasy epic staring Nicholas Hoult, Bill Nighy, Ian McShane, Stanley Tucci, and Ewan McGregor, has borne the release date of June 15th for a while now.  We've seen some a few images, we've seen a trailer, and all seemed to be going well enough. But now, perhaps to avoid the wealth of blockbusters that will be seen in the cinema this summer, the flick has instead been moved to March 22nd, 2013. The change in release date hopefully has little resonance beyond Bryan Singer wanting to perfect the special effects and the studio wanting to market the film to an audience more likely to see it by having the trailer play in front of THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY.

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Meanwhile, things are looking less and less hopeful for ARTHUR AND LANCELOT, a piece "intended to be similar in tone to Warner's successful SHERLOCK HOLMES franchinse" which was pitched and meant to be directed by Dave Dobkin (WEDDING CRASHERS, THE CHANGE UP).  After casting Kit Harington (GAME OF THRONES) as Arthur and Joel Kinnaman (AMC's THE KILLING) as Lancelot, trouble began to brew with the studio as the budget crept up from less than $100 million to well over $130 million.  And so, it has now been reported that "Dobkin called talent and crew Wednesday night to inform them that Lancelot 'wasn't looking good.'" The movie was set to release March 15th, 2013, but has instead been shelved with no indication of how or when it will find it's way to production.  "We are trying to make it work. It's not dead" said an insider from Warner BrosWe'll see, but I'm not encouraged. 

Extra Tidbit: EXCALIBUR will always be the once and future King Arthur film for me - what's yours?

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3:54PM on 01/21/2012

What a shame...

I just watched the brief trailer for this a few weeks ago and it really got me excited. Now it's delayed? Thats crazy. But I think Bryan Singer knows what he is doing.
I just watched the brief trailer for this a few weeks ago and it really got me excited. Now it's delayed? Thats crazy. But I think Bryan Singer knows what he is doing.
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3:05PM on 01/20/2012
Extra tidbit: I must confess that I haven't seen Excalibur, but I always did enjoy the one with Sean Connery and Richard Gere, First Knight, I believe it's called.
Extra tidbit: I must confess that I haven't seen Excalibur, but I always did enjoy the one with Sean Connery and Richard Gere, First Knight, I believe it's called.
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12:22PM on 01/21/2012
Nice! I do recall enjoying that one as well. Excalibur though... see, John Boorman wanted to make Lord of the Rings back in the 70s, but then funding pulled out and just all this stuff didn't work the way it was meant to, and so he said "well, what can I do with the sets and the props we've made?" And lo, Excalibur was born. It also boasts a really great cast, with young Patrick Stewart, Liam Neeson, and Helen Mirren all showing up. So yeah. Cool stuff. What did you enjoy so much about
Nice! I do recall enjoying that one as well. Excalibur though... see, John Boorman wanted to make Lord of the Rings back in the 70s, but then funding pulled out and just all this stuff didn't work the way it was meant to, and so he said "well, what can I do with the sets and the props we've made?" And lo, Excalibur was born. It also boasts a really great cast, with young Patrick Stewart, Liam Neeson, and Helen Mirren all showing up. So yeah. Cool stuff. What did you enjoy so much about First Knight?
12:48PM on 01/20/2012
Don't they know the world is ending on Dec 21, 2012? They gotta get this movie out this year or they'll never see a penny for it.
Don't they know the world is ending on Dec 21, 2012? They gotta get this movie out this year or they'll never see a penny for it.
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12:19PM on 01/22/2012
if the world is ending, they don't really need the money then, do they
if the world is ending, they don't really need the money then, do they
8:57PM on 01/22/2012
Oh boy I see this joke being done to death this year
Oh boy I see this joke being done to death this year
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