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Universal plays the release date shuffle again with 47 Ronin, Kick Ass 2, Jurassic Park 3D and more

08.15.2012

Get ready for some release date shifts, Schmoes!  Time to ammend your movie calendar as Universal has shuffled it's deck of movie releases once again.  The biggest change is another move for the Keanu Reeves actioner 47 RONIN, which is packing up it's shit from February 8, 2013 and moving in to December 25, 2013.  No big deal, right?  The delay is being attributed to the Olympics being in London, where reshoots and VFX work are being done on the film.  Riiiiight. I'm definitely going to have to see a trailer before I call the ball on that one...

Other date shifts/announcements are as follows:

IDENTITY THIEF starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy moves from May 10, 2013 to February 8, 2013 (coincidentally, 47 RONIN's original release date)

JURASSIC PARK 3D moves from July 19, 2013 to April 5, 2013

ABOUT TIME starring Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy is set for May 10, 2013

KICK ASS 2 starring Aaron Johnson and Chloe Grace Moretz is set for June 28, 2013

R.I.P.D. starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds moves from June 28, 2013 to July 19, 2013

2 GUNS starring Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington is booked for August 16, 2013

Save the dates, folks, but don't be surprised if they shift again.  You know the drill.

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Extra Tidbit: Which one of the above mentioned titles are most looking forward to? I'm most looking forward to seeing some footage from 47 Ronin to make a final judgment, but I think Kick Ass 2 sits at the top of the heap for me.
Source: Deadline

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7:32PM on 08/15/2012
Kick Ass 2, RIPD, and 2 Guns for me. I'll have to hold off on 47 Ronin. I'm not really into the whole Hollywood tackling foreign history kind of thing. I'd much rather see Japanese filmmakers tackled their own history.
Kick Ass 2, RIPD, and 2 Guns for me. I'll have to hold off on 47 Ronin. I'm not really into the whole Hollywood tackling foreign history kind of thing. I'd much rather see Japanese filmmakers tackled their own history.
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6:30PM on 08/15/2012
47 Ronin just sounds terrible... The original is a master piece of Japanese cinema, why do they need to remake it with a white guy? It doesn't make any sense!
47 Ronin just sounds terrible... The original is a master piece of Japanese cinema, why do they need to remake it with a white guy? It doesn't make any sense!
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3:59PM on 08/15/2012
Is it sad that the movie i'm looking most forward to was released over 19 years ago? Not to say that those other movies won't be good, I just know that Jurassic Park is a great one.
Is it sad that the movie i'm looking most forward to was released over 19 years ago? Not to say that those other movies won't be good, I just know that Jurassic Park is a great one.
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3:46PM on 08/15/2012
47 Ronin will be crap - CONFIRMED.
47 Ronin will be crap - CONFIRMED.
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3:44PM on 08/15/2012

47 Ronin

It's gonna be one of the biggest bombs ever made. Its budget is already north of $200 million, and it's a martial arts movie with one English star who hasn't had a hit film in almost a decade. I read an interesting article about the behind-the-scenes drama on the flick -- apparently the newbie director was given full creative control (which is mind-boggling) and has been very particular about his 'vision,' to the chagrin of the studio, as he keeps racking up bills and pushing the movie back.
It's gonna be one of the biggest bombs ever made. Its budget is already north of $200 million, and it's a martial arts movie with one English star who hasn't had a hit film in almost a decade. I read an interesting article about the behind-the-scenes drama on the flick -- apparently the newbie director was given full creative control (which is mind-boggling) and has been very particular about his 'vision,' to the chagrin of the studio, as he keeps racking up bills and pushing the movie back. Interestingly, the director dates one of the Scotts' daughters (I think Ridley, but maybe Tony; I forget) and he was originally lined up to direct Alien 5/Prometheus before Ridley decided to do it. When he jumped ship on Alien 5 he landed the Ronin gig instead. No doubt the Scotts' influence had a bit to do with that...when was the last time you heard of a rookie director getting a budget and full creative control like that?
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