In addition to announcing that Die Hard 5 (or as it’s now officially called, “A Good Day to Die Hard“) will be released on February 14, 2013, 20th Century Fox has revealed the release dates for some of their other upcoming films. According to THR, the Percy Jackson sequel, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Sea of Monsters will hit on Wednesday, March 26, 2013. The Billy Crystal and Bette Midler comedy Parental Guidance (previously titled Us & Them) is set for November 21, 2012 so it can try to draw in families over the Thanksgiving weekend. Other dates include Taken 2 on October 5, 2012, Curtis Hanson’s surfing drama Men & Mavericks on October 26, 2012, and the 3D family film Walking with Dinosaurs has been pushed up to October 11, 2013.
Hit the jump to find out what films are sharing these weekends.
If you’ll indulge me, I’d like to catch up to a few of the release dates announced over the last week. My primary motivation: Margaret finally has an official release date! Kenneth Lonergan was greeted with critical acclaim for his directorial debut You Can Count on Me in 2000, enough to guarantee the director final cut on his follow-up, Margaret. Lonergan shot the film in 2005 with a top-shelf cast including Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Allison Janney, Olivia Thirlby, plus You Can Count on Me stars Mark Ruffalo and Matthew Broderick. Fox Searchlight initially planned for a 2007 release, but Lonergan was unable to find the movie he wanted in the editing bay. Margaret has been tangled up in legal delays over the last couple years, but its day has come. September 30, 2011, specifically. Announcing the release date less than two months in advance usually isn’t followed by heavy promotion and Oscar buzz — I’m just excited that we will finally get to see this thing.
Hit the jump for details on the release dates of The Big Wedding, Turbo, Leafmen, and Walking with Dinosaurs.