As we found out at the last minute, BB’s “The Park” was pulled from its September 5th release date for unknown reasons. But that was only the beginning of a huge calendar shake up!
First, “Crooked Little Vein” was pulled from its September 26th date, only to return to the calendar with a new studio releasing it. Another shift to the 26th occurred when Ship of Fooles announced “Knock, Knock”, which makes it a 4 release date. That should clear out a bunch of older films and spread out some foreign dough.
The Flip Brother’s could not make up their mind for October 10th, first taking down “Ace” and replacing it with “Love at Ground Zero”, and not they’ve taken that down and replaced it with the superhero film “Green Lantern Legacy” (which a banner for has a November release date).
Speaking about making up ones mind, Lake Hope Features currently has two films scheduled to be released on October 31st. Costa’s “Pandemic” and Quantum’s “Machete Freddy”. No doubt, one of them (if not both) will be pushed back to a later date.
November currently lists “Neverwhere” and “Batman: Knock Knock” as coming out. Sources in the know assured me that “Neverwhere” will be on time, but not to expect “Batman” in 2008. The producer is tied up with two other long running series’ and will not be available until next year. So unless the studio replaces him, which I doubt after the success of “To Thy Magic”, we’ll have to settle for Superman and Green Lantern in the second half of 2008.
November 14th is Birthday Day, as both MC48 and Ed Havens have films scheduled for release on the day, which happens to be both of their birthdays. MC’s is an untitled thriller, and Ed’s is an adaptation of “Jennifer Government”. Also releasing on the day is “Joey” from Miracle Picture’s Studio, but an as of yet unnamed producer. My prediction is that the producer will end of being either Goose or Newman. Goose is one of the hardest working people in town, with multiple releases in theaters. Newman’s been writing a mysterious new film. And both producers have worked with Miracle in the past.
The last week in November just got a film, finally, with Marty’s indie drama “Yesterdays”. Mattricks is producing with his long time friend.
The first week of December lists the long delayed Lawerence picture “American Dreams” and Bishop next Dick Tracey film. Of the two, I think we’ll only see the famed comic strip detective. At the last minute Lake Hope might switch another film in place of “American Dreams”. Lake Hope is really good with adding stuff in closer to the date.
On December 12th the Flip Brothers think they are releasing Shane Alexander’s “The Return of Tony Diamonds”. Yeah, right. Keep thinking that guys.
That brings us to the 19 of December where I’m positive we’ll see Random FX’s much hyped sequel “Judge Dredd: Final Cut”. A few bits and pieces about the film have recently been released, including a press release and teaser image. On the flip side, I’m sure that we will not see “Future Award Nominated Film” from Roman Candle Features. Ego driven placement cards rarely ever turn into gold.
The final week of the year lists two films. “Oldman” from Quantum which I have not read much about. It is supposed to be released with Lake Hope. While I am sure we’ll have a Lake Hope release on this day, I’m not sold yet that “Oldman” will be it. My bet is that a new Goose picture will take this spot. Finally, Checkmate Pictures is releasing the final film in the days saga, “The Ballad of Mike Roulette”, which I’m positive will hit its release date and likely be a contender (maybe even a winner considering it is the last Roulette film we’ll ever see) for Best Producer.
Will my predictions end up being true? I guess only time will tell.
, Checkmate Pictures
, Crooked Little Vein
, Dick Tracey
, Flip Brothers Studio
, Green Lantern
, Jennifer Government
, Judge Dredd
, Lake Hope Features
, Miracle Pictures
, Random FX
, Ship of Fooles Studio