The Wolfman Release Delayed (Again)
Posted 08.06.09 by BrentJS
Typically, when a movie studio changes the release date of a movie, it's not necessarily a sign of trouble. Often this is done to take advantage of a holiday or to avoid competing with a movie with a similar target audience. However, when a movie's release is rescheduled twice, rumors start circulating that there are problems with the production. So what does it mean when a movie's release is rescheduled three times like The Wolfman? Well, if there are problems with Universal's The Wolfman, they're not saying.
The Wolfman was initially scheduled for a November 12, 2008 release, but was pushed back to early 2009. When director Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo) left, citing "creative differences," the studio met with a whole host of big-name directors before hiring Joe Johnston (Jumanji). The resultant delay caused the movie's release to be pushed back a second time, to November 6. Now Universal has pushed the release date back for a third time, to February 12, 2010. While some have speculated that the delay has to do with the movie's special effects, Universal's Adam Fogelson told Variety that the move was purely for financial reasons.
The Wolfman stars Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, and Hugo Weaving. The first trailer for the movie will debut August 21 before Quentin Tarnatino's Inglourious Basterds.
Next Showing: The Wolfman
is scheduled to open February 12, 2010