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Valkyrie delayed

Dec. 17, 2007by: James Thoo
Now this is a somewhat sad way to end the day's shift: it seems that VALKYRIE's release has been pushed back to the 8th October, when it will go up against Spike Jonze's exciting flick WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE. Why is this bad news? Well because aside from Tom Cruise just not even bothering to try and speak with a German accent, I think this thing looks spectacular. I know a little about the Third Reich, and if this is done properly, I can see it being extremely thrilling. Throw in a cast that is absolutely bananas and you've got something special. Plus, that line from the trailer is golden: "when the SS catch you, they will pull you apart like warm bread." VALKYRIE was originally intended to hit next June, with WALL-E and WANTED. Was it moved because it couldn't hack Jolie/McAvoy/Freeman? Does it have anything to do with a golden statue? Who knows. I guess we'll just have to wait a little longer for this one.
Extra Tidbit: Allegedly Cruise was drawn to the role because of his remarkable resemblance to his character, Claus Von Stauffenberg. If only I could get a picture of myself to Brad Pitt, I could finally get my biopic off the ground.
Source: BoxOfficeMojo

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9:17AM on 12/18/2007

WILD THINGS pushed back too

I just checked on Box Office Mojo, and it looks like that's been pushed back to 2009. Guess Spike Jonze needed more time on the post-production. Wasn't really interested in that project until I saw the cast. Now I want to see that too, but looks like we'll have to wait
I just checked on Box Office Mojo, and it looks like that's been pushed back to 2009. Guess Spike Jonze needed more time on the post-production. Wasn't really interested in that project until I saw the cast. Now I want to see that too, but looks like we'll have to wait
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8:45AM on 12/18/2007

Smart Move on UA's part

Not true at all Section (8). October is now the inagural month for Oscar releases, now that the Oscars are a month earlier. Some examples: Mystic River, Good Night and good Luck, and The Departed. I recall River and Departed doing quite well at the Oscars.

I wondered why UA wanted this to come out in the summer anyway. Everything about struck me as a fall awards-type film. Plus, Summer 08 was getting VERY crowded: Wall-E and Wanted were coming out the same weekend and Hancock less than a
Not true at all Section (8). October is now the inagural month for Oscar releases, now that the Oscars are a month earlier. Some examples: Mystic River, Good Night and good Luck, and The Departed. I recall River and Departed doing quite well at the Oscars.

I wondered why UA wanted this to come out in the summer anyway. Everything about struck me as a fall awards-type film. Plus, Summer 08 was getting VERY crowded: Wall-E and Wanted were coming out the same weekend and Hancock less than a week later. Now, its main competition in October will be Body of Lies set for 10/10, but WB might delay it a week so the movies don't siphon off each others support.

As for the accents: While I think Branagh and the other Brits could pull them off (Brits did it in SCHINDLER'S LIST too, save for Neeson), but not many American actors are that good with foreign accents, and Tom would have sounded like he was retarded.
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12:11AM on 12/18/2007

October is where they send movies to die quietly...

It was probably run by some test audiences that were left scratching their heads on why a movie about Nazis didn't have one German accent.

By 2009, Tom Cruise will be in the Direct to DVD aisle with Wesley Snipes and Steven Seagal.
It was probably run by some test audiences that were left scratching their heads on why a movie about Nazis didn't have one German accent.

By 2009, Tom Cruise will be in the Direct to DVD aisle with Wesley Snipes and Steven Seagal.
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11:04PM on 12/17/2007
I'm looking forward to this movie because I have a thing for eyepatched Germans. Yet, I too don't like the fact that Tom Cruise doesn't have a German accent. >_<

As for the release date, I'm mostly concerned with how WALL-E will do.
I'm looking forward to this movie because I have a thing for eyepatched Germans. Yet, I too don't like the fact that Tom Cruise doesn't have a German accent. >_<

As for the release date, I'm mostly concerned with how WALL-E will do.
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8:55PM on 12/17/2007

Perhaps Will Smith

Had something to do with it? His Hancock is opening July 4th weekend and, as clearly demonstrated this past weekend with his domination of the box office, the Fresh Prince is not to be trifled with - even those who are on a first-name basis with Xenu. Just thinking....

Other than that this looks great. Will be better for the fall like studboi says.
Had something to do with it? His Hancock is opening July 4th weekend and, as clearly demonstrated this past weekend with his domination of the box office, the Fresh Prince is not to be trifled with - even those who are on a first-name basis with Xenu. Just thinking....

Other than that this looks great. Will be better for the fall like studboi says.
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8:22PM on 12/17/2007
Not a big surprise. It would be almost box-office suicide to release a heavy, wartime thriller during the summer season, when it's all about cheap thrills.
Not a big surprise. It would be almost box-office suicide to release a heavy, wartime thriller during the summer season, when it's all about cheap thrills.
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4:38PM on 12/17/2007
Tom Cruise was drawn to the role because of his remarkable resemblance to a Fembot.
Tom Cruise was drawn to the role because of his remarkable resemblance to a Fembot.
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