Apollo 18 Moves Back to 2011; Final Destination 5 Switches Weekends
04.29.11 by Ryan
The scheduling dance continues.
Already set for an August 26 release, director Steven Quale's 3-D sequel Final Destination 5 has been moved back two weeks to August 12, ComingSoon reports.
According to our Summer Movie Guide, that puts Final Destination 5 next to fellow horror movie Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, the action/comedy 30 Minutes or Less, and the drama The Help.
The sequel again follows a group of survivors after a premonition thwarts death, with the fifth movie involving a suspension bridge disaster. Emma Bell (Frozen), Nicholas D'Agosto (Fired Up), and P.J. Byrne (Dinner for Schmucks) star.
With Final Destination 5 vacating the Aug. 26 weekend, The Weinstein Company has moved its "found footage" sci-fi movie Apollo 18 into its place. The movie was initially set to open in March, but was pushed to April 22 and was finally delayed until January 2012 last month. Now it will close out the summer.
Brian Miller wrote the script for Apollo 18, which was directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego in his English-language debut. The the movie's first trailer was a huge online success, viewed 4.3 million times in six days. The movie tells "what really happened" on a 1973 space mission that NASA claims never happened at all. Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) produced the movie.