Release Date Change: AVP2 to challenge Cloverfield

Alien vs. Predator: Requiem

Update: I just heard back from Fox. Apparently the release change will only effect the international release of the film. AvsP2 will still hit theaters in the United States on December 25th 2007.

Don’t get too excited for that red band trailer for Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, because the film has just been bumped back to January 18th, 2008. That’s right, you’re going to have to wait a few weeks longer for the AvsP fix. The sequel was originaly slated to hit theaters on December 25th, up against Charlie Wilson’s War, The Great Debators and The Water Horse, but more importantly Sweeney Todd, National Treasure 2 and Walk Hard, all of which open the previous Friday (December 21st). So you can see why they made the move.

But pitting AvsP2 up against the much hyped JJ Abrams produced top secret monster flick Cloverfield, doesn’t seem like the best idea for everyone involved. And besides, isn’t Fanboys coming out the same weekend too? Three geek targeted flicks in one weekend feels a little bit overcrowded to me.

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