Latest Movie News Headlines

Whatever happened to the Mother's Day remake?

Mar. 22, 2011by: Mike Sampson
100%

Darren Lynn Bousman's MOTHER'S DAY began screening for critics in the fall of last year. Our own Arrow in the Head reviewed the film and said, "Wow...what a movie!" so clearly there was some love for Bousman's retelling of the 1980 cult classic. The film was scheduled to be released on April 1st but was abruptly pulled from the release calendar and now sits on a shelf somewhere. So when can we expect to finally see MOTHER'S DAY and will it ever be in a theater?

Bousman checked in with Shock Till You Drop and said that, "It is not a DVD release," but just as quickly added that he couldn't give an exact date on when exactly it would hit theaters. He said that unlike previous releases where he was kept firmly in the loop by Lionsgate, he's very much out of the loop this time around. "For the most part, I get information the same time you do. When I wake up, I scour the genre sites seeing what, if any information has been released."

All this said, Bousman said he's hearing something about a release in the "second quarter" of this year, so hopefully sometime later this spring. But without a firm release date, who knows when it will finally hit theaters. And at this rate, it's possible that Bousman's next thriller, 11-11-11, will wind up in theaters before MOTHER'S DAY.

Related Articles

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

+1
8:27PM on 03/22/2011

CAN'T WAIT

however... would it not be just 'right' if this movie were to release on Mother's Day? Would definitely gain more attention for the film.
however... would it not be just 'right' if this movie were to release on Mother's Day? Would definitely gain more attention for the film.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:20PM on 03/22/2011
That's a pretty sweet poster.
That's a pretty sweet poster.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+3
3:20PM on 03/22/2011

OZB

First of all, the movies arrow likes are terrible. And second if all, when does 11-11-11 come out?
First of all, the movies arrow likes are terrible. And second if all, when does 11-11-11 come out?
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
4:19PM on 03/22/2011
Not sure, but sounds like a working title because of its release date. At least November 11th is a Friday this year.
Not sure, but sounds like a working title because of its release date. At least November 11th is a Friday this year.
+2
1:33PM on 03/22/2011
Is this really a remake of the '80s movie "Mothers Day"? Because the plot for this new movie sounds nothing like the old one.
Is this really a remake of the '80s movie "Mothers Day"? Because the plot for this new movie sounds nothing like the old one.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:05AM on 03/22/2011
Sounds to me like a distributor getting cold feet. The film is supposedly very violent and intense and I'm getting the the impression someone is having second thoughts about it. Wouldn't be surprised if it gets a token release in a few out of the way theaters and then dumped onto DVD and VOD. Cowards!
Sounds to me like a distributor getting cold feet. The film is supposedly very violent and intense and I'm getting the the impression someone is having second thoughts about it. Wouldn't be surprised if it gets a token release in a few out of the way theaters and then dumped onto DVD and VOD. Cowards!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
9:42AM on 03/22/2011

Release it already!

I am really looking forward to this one but frankly, my patience is wearing thin! Unless I'm mistaken, it has been completed for months now, i think almost a year, and it has repeadetly been the victim of studio politics and scheduling changes... They're damn lucky a copy hasn't found it's way to the net if you ask me! It seems like they deserve it! By they of course i mean the studio, not Darren Lynn Bousman, I love the guy!

Seriously though, they should just release it already, even in a
I am really looking forward to this one but frankly, my patience is wearing thin! Unless I'm mistaken, it has been completed for months now, i think almost a year, and it has repeadetly been the victim of studio politics and scheduling changes... They're damn lucky a copy hasn't found it's way to the net if you ask me! It seems like they deserve it! By they of course i mean the studio, not Darren Lynn Bousman, I love the guy!

Seriously though, they should just release it already, even in a limited release, so it can find its way to DVD at last, where most of it revenue will come from anyway!

This is clearly a niche movie, I really doubt that releasing it a few months later will bring more asses to the seats of the cinemas... Perhaps it would, if horror fans weren't the only ones who knew about it, but judging by the poster, it's painfuly obvious that the studio has next to no faith in this movie, making their delays even more baffling...
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
9:19AM on 03/22/2011
How about on Mothers Day? easy cash right there considering how many mothers would just see that title on the board saying how nice it sounds
How about on Mothers Day? easy cash right there considering how many mothers would just see that title on the board saying how nice it sounds
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
9:15AM on 03/22/2011

Why is this so hard to finalize?

Just slap a "From the makers of Saw and Repo: TGO" and toss it in for a Halloween release. If it's as good as the Arrow says it is (and in Arrow, I trust), it'll pick up and maybe dethrone Paranormal Activity 3.
Just slap a "From the makers of Saw and Repo: TGO" and toss it in for a Halloween release. If it's as good as the Arrow says it is (and in Arrow, I trust), it'll pick up and maybe dethrone Paranormal Activity 3.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
View All Comments

Latest Movie News Headlines


Top
Loading...
JoBlo's T-Shirt Shoppe | support our site... Wear Our Gear!