The Martin Scorsese-directed fantasy adventure Hugo Cabret will arrive sooner than expected. Deadline reports financier Graham King (of GK Films) believes the five-day Thanksgiving weekend is the optimal time window for the family film. Sony Pictures could not provide the date, and so let GK Films take Hugo Cabret elsewhere. Paramount Pictures has an overall deal with Scorsese, a strong relationship with King, and an opening for a Thanksgiving tentpole: the studio agreed to distribute Hugo Cabret on November 23, a busy weekend also occupied by The Muppets, Project X, Rise of the Apes, and Arthur in Christmas.
In other release date news, Box Office Mojo lists the supernatural comic book adaptation Dylan Dog: Dead of Night at April 29 opposite Fast Five, Prom, and Hoodwinked Too!. The ensemble comedy Horrible Bosses has re-solidified its position in July. Warner Bros. previously uprooted Bosses from July 29 to a date to be named later — now named July 8, where it faces One for the Money, Zookeeper, and limited release One Day.
The cast and synopsis for all three films are after the break.
Asa Butterfield, Chloe Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Jude Law, and Emily Mortimer star in Hugo Cabret. John Logan (Sweeney Todd) adapted the novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick.
Hugo Cabret, Scorsese’s first film shot in 3D, tells the tale of an orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station. When Hugo encounters a broken machine, an eccentric girl, and the cold, reserved man who runs the toy shop, he is caught up in a magical, mysterious adventure that could put all of his secrets in jeopardy.
Brandon Routh, Peter Stormare, Sam Huntington, and Taye Diggs lead Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, based on the Italian horror comic series created by Tiziano Sclavi. Kevin Munroe (TMNT) directs from a script by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer (Sahara).
Dylan Dog is the world’s only paranormal investigator. He hardly moved to New Olreans to escape a life made of nightmares. However, nightmares will find him again. A missing artifact, a beautiful heiress and a brutal murder conspire to drag him back into the dark world of the undead… Have you ever wondered if the person next to you was really part of your world?
Horrible Bosses stars Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey, Donald Sutherland, and Julie Bowen. Seth Gordon (Four Christmases) directs from a script by Michael Markowitz, John Francis Daley, and Jonathan Goldstein.
For Nick (Bateman), Kurt (Sudeikis) and Dale (Day), the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses (Spacey, Farrell, Aniston) into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con (Foxx), the three friends devise a convoluted and seemingly foolproof plan to rid themselves of their respective employers…permanently. There’s only one problem: even the best laid plans are only as foolproof as the brains behind them.