The Weinsteins have announced that the found footage space and Timur Bekmambetov produced horror Apollo 18, think Blair Witch meets Moon meets Alien, has been pushed back from its original April 22nd release date by almost a whole year, to January 6th 2012. In order words, after all the hullabaloo last year about this great concept (which admittedly it is) of a big secret NASA found on the moon in the 70s being locked away & hidden, and the reason we haven't been back to the giant thing in the sky since, they inexplicably rushed it into production and the resulting movie is dissapointing. The Weinsteins have realised what we told them last month, that they have a big fat dud on their hands and have moved it to the January dumping ground. We remarked when the trailer was released last month that Apollo 18 looked like a 'youtube quality Alien rip-off'. Delayed release dates are not uncommon of course, but such a major setback less than a month before it's slated to be set upon the world is going to raise eyebrows and we wouldn't be surprised if eventually the decision is made to go straight-to-DVD. Other release dates of note have also been revealed today. The Sundance hit My Idiot Brother has had a slight title change to Our Idiot Brother and will land August 26th. The movie stars Paul Rudd as;
an idealist dealing with his overbearing mother who crashes into the homes of his three ambitious sisters and, in succession, brings truth, happiness and a sunny disposition into their lives while also wreaking havoc.
Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer, Elizabeth Banks, Steve Coogan, Rashida Jones and Hugh Dancy support, among others. Pirahna 3DD, the sequel to 2010's dire but successful Pirahna 3D has also been pushed back, but not by as much. Originally set for September 16th, The Weinsteins have shunned it to Thanksgiving weekend (November 23rd). This is the same weekend that Stephen King's The Mist was released, and made a meager $25 million domestically - audiences aren't usually enamored with horror on the celebratory weekend. The movie will go up against Arthur Christmas and Scorsese's new picture Hugo Cabret, two movies that are also set to be released in 3D. And finally, the Sarah Jessica Parker rom-com I Don't Know How She Does It, takes Piranha 3DD's old date of September 16th.
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