Calendar Alert! “TMNT,” “Foxcatcher,” “Seventh Son”

The turtles crawl to August 2014.

One new date, one rescheduled date, and one, well, no date.

  • Paramount has decided to move “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” from June 6, 2014 to August 8, 2014. The idea is to create some separation between the loud, kid-oriented “TMNT” and the loud, kid-oriented “Transformers 4,” which hits theaters on June 27, 2014. Now on August 8th, “TMNT” will face “The Hundred-Foot Walk,” a literary adaptation starring Helen Mirren; no crossover audience there. There’s also Gary Shore’s “Dracula” with Luke Evans on that date; I’m not sure what audience they’re going for with that.
  • Sony Pictures Classics will release Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” on December 20th, just in time for awards season. The cast includes Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Steve Carell, Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave and Anthony Michael Hall. The movie tells the true story of “Olympic Wrestling Champion brothers Mark Schultz and Dave Schultz, played by Tatum and Ruffalo, and their relationship with the eccentric John du Pont (Steve Carell) heir to the du Pont Chemical fortune, which eventually led to murder.” Miller’s other two movies were nominated for Best Picture. Is he going for a hat trick?
  • The split between Legendary Pictures and Warner Brothers ended up with Legendary taking the movie “Seventh Son” to new distributor Universal. The bad news is that “Son” is losing its January 17th release date and now they’re going to have find a new one. “Seventh Son” stars Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore. It was made in 2012, so it’s already been sitting around for two years. Moore and Bridges have probably forgotten that they made it.

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