Universal Shuffles OBLIVION, Ron Howard’s RUSH and the Guillermo del Toro-Produced Horror Film, MAMA; THE PERKS OF BEING A WALL FLOWER Pushed Back

     August 10, 2012


Check out the latest shuffling of release dates below:

  • Oblivion, from director Joseph Kosinski and starring Tom Cruise and Olga Kurylenko, has been moved up a week from April 26th, 2013 to April 19th, 2013.  The film will screen exclusively in IMAX for one week starting on April 12th.
  • Rush, the Forumula 1 racing picture from Ron Howard and starring Chris Hemsworth has a new release date of September 20th, 2013.
  • Mama, a horror film directed by Andres Muschietti and produced by Guillermo del Toro, has been pushed from October of this year to January 18th, 2013.  The picture stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Jessica Chastain.
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower, from writer/director Stephen Chbosky and starring Logan Lerman and Emma Watson, has been pushed back a week from September 14th to September 21st of this year.

Hit the jump for more on each picture.

The Universal release dates for Oblivion, Rush and Mama come courtesy of Variety.  Other Universal properties include 47 Ronin, to be released on February 8th and Fast and Furious 6, debuting May 24th.

Check out the synopsis for Oblivion below:

Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the director of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete.  Living and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.


Rush, based on true events, centers on the F1 racer James Hunt (Hemsworth) and his rivalry with fellow racecar driver, Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl)

Mama, tells the story of a couple who take in their niece and nephew after the children were found living in the forest for five years. Murderous events unfold and it’s clear that some supernatural force is bent on tormenting the kids.

Finally, with release date info via Box Office Mojo, check out the synopsis for The Perks of Being a Wallflower below:

Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a modern classic that captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of growing up. The film is a moving tale of love, loss, fear, hope and the unforgettable friends who help us through life.


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