CARRIERS Being Dumped into Random Markets

     August 25, 2009

carriers movie image.jpg

Back in June, we posted the trailer to Paramount Vantage’s “Carriers”, a two year old horror film starring Chris Pine that got the old dust-off after the success of “Star Trek”.  The films theatrical run will begin September 4th, but only in limited markets.  The markets in which the film will actually be shown seem pretty random, as not even New York or LA are getting the film.  Synopsis and list of markets after the jump.

carriers movie poster.jpg“Carriers” is the story of four friends trying to outrun a viral pandemic.  They fail, and are forced to make moral decisions that challenge their humanity.  It’s like a zombie movie and “The Stand” mixed together, and it seems at least interesting compared to the standard “dead teenager” formula that makes up the majority of horror releases.  It’s odd that Paramount Vantage wouldn’t seek to capitalize on Pine’s newfound notoriety by giving the film a wider release.  Horror films generally get a strong opening weekend reception and having someone like Pine in the lead can only help put butts in the seats, so it seems like an odd decision, but maybe that’s why I’m not a film exec.

As promised, the cities that are getting “Carriers:

– Atlanta
– Philadelphia
– Phoenix
– Detroit
– Denver
– Portland
– Minneapolis
– Charlotte
– St. Louis
– Pittsburgh
-Florida (various locations)
-and other random locations

Thanks to Bloody Disgusting for the tip!

Tags

Around The Web

Latest News

Box Office: JURASSIC WORLD Edges Out INSIDE OUT Once Again; New Releases Settle for Scraps

This summer’s box office monster claims its fourth consecutive win by the narrowest of margins. New releases ‘Terminator Genisys’ and ‘Magic Mike XXL’ underwhelm over Independence Day holiday.

July Box Office Predictions: Will More Weekends Continue to Propel 2015?

Paramount and Universal fight for the top spot with franchise fare.

Zack Snyder Defends MAN OF STEEL Ending; Teases Batman Connection and Brainiac

Ben Affleck reveals how the Metropolis destruction affected Bruce Wayne.

Friday Box Office: Holdovers Still in Charge as TERMINATOR GENISYS and MAGIC MIKE XXL Stumble into Holiday Frame

Despite solid Wednesday starts, this weekend’s two new releases will not overtake 'Inside Out’ and ‘Jurassic World’ over the July Fourth weekend.

Kevin Spacey & Adrien Brody Talk Directors, Collaboration at Jameson First Shot

The short film competition this weekend announced its three winners: Stephan Tempier, Mark Middlewick & Travis Calvert

Our Favorite “AMERICAN” Movies

With “American” in the title, it can’t be bad.

BLACK PANTHER: Ava DuVernay Passes on Directing the Marvel Film

The 'Selma' filmmaker says she and Marvel had different ideas about what a 'Black Panther' movie should be.

High-Res Presentation Reel Reveals the JOHN CARTER that Could Have Been

This actually looks awesome.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN Scenes Include a Rainy Rooftop Battle and Solemn Chats with Alfred

Get ready for some more crash-bang destruction, now with twice the superheroes!

Skydance CEO & COO David Ellison and Dana Goldberg and Director Alan Taylor Talk TERMINATOR GENISYS

The director and producers talk first cut, deleted scenes, what they learned from friends and family screenings, Easter eggs, and more.

Page 1 of 4,02712345...102030...Last »
echo ' '; ?>