Thursday, August 28, 2008

"Australia" pushed back to Thanksgiving Day

Christ, this Harry Potter switch has caused all sorts of hell to break loose. The only upside is that now the film won't be opening against the new James Bond flick (where it would be smashed box office wise) and, as the article says, it gives Lurhmann and co a little more time to edit in the new material they shot recently.

20th Century Fox has announced they are pushing the release of Baz Luhrmann’s Australia from November 14th, back to November 26th. The shift was made as a butterfly effect of Warner Bros’ decision to movie Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince from November 21st back to Summer 2009. As you may remember, this prompted Sony to move Quantum of Solace to the November 14th release date. The move will also give Australia more time in the editing room, as Variety reports that Luhrmann is currently shooting pickup shots. The film will now go head to head with Transporter 3, Four Christmases, The Road, Bolt and The Time Traveler’s Wife.

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