Apollo 18 Switches Release Dates Again (Again)
06.01.11 by Ryan
Once again, The Weinstein Company has moved Apollo 18 to another release date.
Initially set to open in March, the "found footage" sci-fi movie was pushed to April 22 and then delayed until January 2012 before it was re-routed back to late summer 2011. But this lunar landing is making like a shuttle launch with (hopefully) one more date change.
According to Box Office Mojo, Apollo 18 will open on September 2 (for now), opposite lake shark horror movie Shark Night 3D and the thriller The Debt starring Helen Mirren and Sam Worthington. In the previous Aug. 26 weekend, Apollo 18 would have competed at the box office against action thriller Colombiana and fellow horror movie Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, which should not be confused with the Spider-Man musical on Broadway.
Apollo 18 was written by Brian Miller, and is the English-language debut for director Gonzalo López-Gallego. Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) produced the movie, which follows the 1973 space mission that NASA claims never happened and shows "what really happened."