It’s a slow news day in Hollywood; a perfect time to mess with the release schedule, and that’s just what Universal has decided to do. The biggest news is that Joseph Kosinski‘s sci-fi epic Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise, has been moved from April 26, 2013 to April 19, 2013 in traditional theaters and April 12, 2013 IMAX theaters. Yes, IMAX will have an exclusive one week run on the film before anyone else.

Next up, they dated the previously homeless Ron Howard-helmed, true Formula One story Rush for¬†September 20, 2013. The film stars Chris Hemsworth. And finally, the Guillermo Del Toro-produced horror film Mama, starring Jessica Chastain, has been pushed from its October 2012 release to January 18, 2013. Read More »

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Jessica Chastain seems to be all over the place this fall. She made her debut this summer in Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, and is on screens now or soon in The Help, The Debt, Take Shelter, Coriolanus, Wilde Salome and Texas Killing Fields. Quite a lineup for an actress that no one could have identified a year or two ago.

She’s still booking new roles, too. One of her most recently announced gigs is Mama, a feature-length expansion of a short film by Andres Muschietti, who wrote and directed the short. And now Chastain will be joined by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister in Game of Thrones. Guillermo del Toro is producing the film. Read More »

Mama

Guillermo del Toro is in talks to produce and mentor commercial director Andres Muschietti‘s horror film Mama for Universal, according to RiskyBiz.¬† Andy is writing the English-language screenplay with his sister and producer Barbra. The movie will be based on their acclaimed Spanish-language short film Mama, which traveled the European festival circuit last year. The short film told the story of Victoria and Lily, two girls who are go on the run from a ghostly woman in a Gothic home.

JoBlo has gotten their hands on the original short film, which I’ve embedded after the jump. The majority of the 3-minute film appears to take place in one single camera take (although, I’m sure that it was seamlessly stitched together like some of the segments of Children of Men). I highly recommend you check it out.
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