Sunday, April 13, 2008

Delayed again

“Valkyrie,” based on a true story of Nazi soldiers plotting to assassinate Adolf Hitler, won’t see the light of day until 2009. This marks the second such delay of the Tom Cruise-starring thriller, directed by Bryan Singer (“X-Men,” “The Usual Suspects”). Originally, the film was set for a summer release, with a trailer released announcing so. Then it was pushed to October and now to Feb. 13, 2009, coinciding with President’s Day weekend. It’s also close to Valentine’s Day, so all you lovebirds, make your plans now.

These schedule shifts usually point to problems, but there will plenty of time to make judgments on the movie, with such a long period before its release. But the fact that you’ve got Cruise and British actors such as Kenneth Branaugh and Terence Stamp speaking in their normal voices as Nazi soldiers doesn’t exactly bolster confidence on the film’s desire for realism.

1 comment:

Jack said...

It's Tom Cruise. Enough said. Crazy religious antics aside, he's not all that. And the bag of chips? Forget about it.

On a lighter note, there are some crazy kung fu, comic book, and family movies coming out this year.

April 18
The Forbidden Kingdom

May 2
Iron Man

May 9
Speed Racer

May 16
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

May 22
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

June 13
The Incredible Hulk (a new movie)

June 27
WALL-E

July 8
Batman: Gotham Knight (DVD)

July 17
The Dark Knight

I don't know how many I will get to see with summer classes and all, but I want to make room for some.