Many years ago, Mikael Håfström (1408, Escape Plan) made Shanghai, a ’40s-set mystery with a splashy international cast that included his 1408 star John Cusack along with Chow Yun-fat, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Franka Potente, Gong Li, David Morse and Ken Watanabe. The film saw release in many countries, but sat on the shelf in the US after being purchased by — you guessed it — The Weinstein Company.
Now the film is finally poised for what amounts to a too little/too late release in the US, where it will ultimately end up as a Tuesday night Netflix watch for many audiences. But there’s a new domestic Shanghai trailer to show it off, which you can see below. Read More »
If you were looking forward to finally seeing Fanboys on the big screen in 2008, I have some bad news for you. The Weinstein Co has moved the film back to February 6th 2009 from it’s scheduled release late next month. The film will now go head to head with Summit’s sci-fi superhero film Push, Pink Panther 2, and the Jennifer Aniston comedy He’s Just Not That Into You. But before you start writing Darth Weinstein angry letters (is anyone still that passionate about seeing the film at this point?), know that this is part of a bigger decision to push all of their releases (witht he exception of The Reader and Zack and Miri Make a Porno) back to 2009.
John Madden’s action thriller Killshot has been moved to January 23rd 2009. Sean Penn/Harrison Ford drama Crossing Over and Mikael Håfström’s Shanghai have both been pushed to a 2009 TBA slot. Harvey Weinstein assures the LA Times that the date changes has nothing to do with the speculated poor financial health of the company, but instead the changes were made because early 2009 offers a better opportunity to be seen.
Discuss: Is anyone still interested in seeing Fanboys at this point?