Earlier this week we reported that Babylon A.D. was scheduled to hit theaters on February 29th, but is now being pushed back to August 29th 2008. I speculated that a six month push back probably means that Mathieu Kassovitz’s film has problems. Now the good guys at Twitch are reporting that “Europeans are getting a longer cut of the film in theaters in early 2008 while Fox, which holds rights in most non-European regions, have requested a significantly shorter version of the film.” Meanwhile, Allocine reports that the Euro version will run two hours and forty minutes.
Is two hours and forty minutes too long for a sci-fi action movie? Fox apparently thinks so. And will this film make any sense at 30+ minutes shorter? Call me pessimistic, but I’m guessing it won’t.