Release Date Shuffle: ‘The Raven’, ‘House at the End of the Street’, ‘Seeking a Friend for the End of the World’ [Updated]
Posted on Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 by Angie Han
There’s plenty to look forward to in spring 2012, but as we head slowly (oh, ever so slowly) toward the warmer months, two films have been pushed back to other seasons while one has landed on a different spring date. After the jump, get updates on new release dates for Relativity’s The Raven and House at the End of the Street, as well as Focus Features’ Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.
[Update: Hit the jump for a just-released poster for The Raven]
Relativity has moved James McTeigue‘s Edgar Allan Pie-inspired thriller The Raven from March 9 to April 27, leaving behind Disney’s John Carter to compete instead with The Five-Year Engagement, Safe, and the Sundance 2011 hit Sound of My Voice. John Cusack leads The Raven as the famed writer, who gets pulled into a grisly case when a detective (Luke Evans) notices that a serial killer is modeling his brutal deeds after Poe’s works. The stakes are raised when the murderer kidnaps Cusack’s fiancee (Alice Eve). Check out the new poster below:
[via Entertainment Weekly]
The company has also bumped back House at the End of the Street, a thriller by director Mark Tonderai that aims “to be to Psycho what Disturbia was to Rear Window.” Though the film was originally scheduled for an April 20 release, we’ll now have to wait til September 21 to find out if the movie lives up to its Hitchcockian aspirations. Jennifer Lawrence stars as a teen who moves to a new town and befriends the only survivor (Max Thieriot) of a double murder that took place in the house across the street. The new date pits House at the End of the Street against Dredd and Happy Madison’s Hotel Transylvania.
Also ditching its April 20 opening is the Focus Features comedy Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, which will now hit June 22 against Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Brave. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist writer Lorene Scafaria‘s directorial debut revolves around a man (Steve Carell) trying to find love in the last days of humanity. Keira Knightley, Connie Britton, Adam Brody, and Patton Oswalt also star.