New Release Dates for 5 Screen Gems Flicks and Universal’s REPO MEN

     February 4, 2010

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Per boxofficemojo.com, Sony’s Screen Gems has shuffled the release dates for a few of its upcoming films. Thriller The Roommate, starring Leighton Meester, has been bumped from September 17th to February 4, 2011. Crime thriller Takers, starring Idris Elba and Matt Dillon, originally set for release on May 14th, moves to August 20th.  Underworld 4, which will see director Len Wiseman return to the helmer’s chair of the action-horror franchise, has been bumped from January 21, 2011 to September 23, 2011; moreover, according to boxofficemojo.com, the film will apparently not be shot in 3D, despite previous reports. Another action-horror title, Priest, starring Paul Bettany, will be getting the 3D treatment (in post-production) and, as a result, has been bumped from August 20th to January 14, 2011. Finally, high school comedy Easy A, starring Emma Stone, has been assigned a September 17, 2010 release date.

Finally, Universal’s sci-fi actioner Repo Men, starring Jude Law and Forest Whitaker, has been bumped up from April 2nd to March 19th.

Hit the jump to see what all 6 films will have to contend with at the box office on their new release dates.

screen_gems_logo_01.jpgThe Roommate is currently the only major release slated for the Feb. 4, 2011; competition arrives the following week in the Nicholas Cage actioner Drive (3D), the Miramax animated pic Gnomeo and Juliet, and the Adam Sandler-Jennifer Aniston rom-com The Pretend Wife.

Takers will be debuting beside Universal’s family flick Nanny McPhee 2, which will also hit theaters on August 20, 2010. The following week will see the Ice Cube comedy Lottery Ticket and Warner Brothers’ horror reboot Piranha 3D enter into the fray.

Underworld 4 is currently all alone on September 23, 2011, with another Screen Gems pic, The Intruder, set to premiere the week before.

Priest will go head-to-head on January 14, 2011 with another horror-themed flick, the Joss Whedon-scribed Cabin in the Woods (3D). Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Isn’t Enough comes out on the 14th, as well. Priest will also have to contend with a few holdover Christmas blockbusters like Universal’s Little Fockers and Buena Vista’s sci-fi epic Tron: Legacy.

Easy A slides into September 17, 2010 alongside the Warner Brothers coming-of-age comedy Flipped and the Lionsgate actioner Warrior, starring Nick Nolte. The following week will see the premiere of the Buena Vista comedy You Again, starring Kristen Bell, as well as Zack Snyder’s 3D animated flick Guardians of Ga’Hoole.

Universal’s Repo Men, jumping down to March 19, 2010, has moved into a five-way battle of new releases with Gerard Butler-Jennifer Aniston action-comedy The Bounty Hunter, quirky Fox comedy Diary of a Wimpy Kid, rock bio The Runaways, starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning, and Lionsgate’s Nicholas Cage actioner Season of the Witch. The Matt Damon action-thriller Green Zone is set to debut the week before.

Keep in mind that these release dates, especially the distant 2011 ones, are very much subject to change.

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