Monday, November 16, 2009
NEWS: The Road To Move Release Dates...Again...
So, the bastard son of John Hillcoat and the Weinstein Company (or as the latter makes it seem like), The Road continues to have a tumultuous release, even though it has garnered quite a bit of buzz coming out of Toronto, and fellow festivals.
A few months ago, the dystopian-end-of-the-world drama was set to hit theatres across the country on November 25, the Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving. However, it appears as though those plans have once again changed, and not for the better.
The Playlist is reporting that “according to a email we received about local theater chain markets, the film has reverted back to a limited release roll-out plan.” It looks as though the November 25th release date is now simply a New York/L.A. release, instead of a wide one, at it would appear that, hopefully at least, the film would expand in the following weeks.
Sure, it’s gotten mostly mixed reviews, but with Oscar support behind star Viggo Mortensen, those chances are slowly shrinking, especially with fellow TWC film, Nine, hitting wide on the 25th, and getting much of TWC’s Oscar bank.
The Playlist also points out that TWC has been having some/ much publicized money problems, so with the brunt of marketing going to the big time musical, Nine, look for The Road to get the short end of the already minute TWC Oscar stick.
What do YOU think? Does The Road still have a shot, even though Rob Marshall, director of the Academy Award winning Chicago is also hitting theatres with Nine, another TWC film?
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