A few release dates for all you calendar-owners:
- This Is the End – The apocalyptic comedy starring Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, and Danny McBride will now open on Wednesday, June 12—two days earlier than the planned June 14 release.
- Kon-Tiki – The Norwegian film will follow up a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nomination with an April 26 release in the U.S.
- Mail-Order Groom – Tina Fey and Steve Carell signed up for a Date Night reunion, but because of scheduling conflicts, they will postpone production and wait until 2014 to find the time to shoot it.
More on each project after the break.
All dates via Box Office Mojo.
Michael Cera, David Krumholtz, Emma Watson, Paul Rudd, Martin Starr, Mindy Kaling, Kevin Hart, and Rihanna also appear in This Is the End. Rogen and his longtime writing partner Evan Goldberg will make their directorial debut. Here is the official synopsis:
The comedy This Is The End follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption.
Directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, Kon-Tiki stars Pal Sverre Valheim Hagen, Gustaf Skarsgård, Odd Magnus Williamson and Anders Baasmo Christensen. The official synopsis:
In 1947, the world is gripped with excitement as the young Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl embarks on an astonishing expedition – a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean on the Kon-Tiki raft. From his days living in the Marquesas with his wife Liv, Thor suspected that the South Sea Islands had been settled by ancient South Americans from thousands of miles to the east. Despite his inability to swim and fear of water, Thor decides to prove his theory by sailing the legendary voyage himself. After replicating the design of an ancient raft in balsa wood, Thor and five fellow adventurers set sail from Peru. Their only modern equipment is a radio, and they take a parrot along for company. A natural leader, Thor uses the stars and the ocean’s current to navigate the raft. After three dangerous months on the open sea, encountering raging storms, sharks, and all the dangers the Ocean can muster, the exhausted crew sight Polynesia and make a triumphant landing. Having sacrificed everything for his mission, even his marriage, the success of the Kon-Tiki expedition proves bittersweet for Thor.
Mail-Order Groom was first announced in 2009—Fey and Carell are clearly very busy actors who have not yet found a way to align their schedules and/or make this project a priority. The premise centers on a desperate woman who orders a husband from Eastern Europe. Could be funny (Carell with an accent!), but we will see if they ever get around to it. Deadline reports that Fey will finish shooting The Muppets…Again! and Carell will star in Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, and they will circle back around to Mail-Order Groom in 2014.