Release Dates for Seth Rogen’s THIS IS THE END and KON-TIKI; Tina Fey/Steve Carell Comedy MAIL-ORDER GROOM Delayed

     March 28, 2013

this-is-the-end-slice

A few release dates for all you calendar-owners:

  • This Is the End – The apocalyptic comedy starring Seth Rogen, Jay BaruchelJames 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.

this-is-the-end-posterMichael 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.

Tina Fey Steve Carell mail order groom

Around The Web

Latest News

Watch: Four JURASSIC WORLD Journals Featuring Chris Pratt Being Chris Pratt

Pratt certainly steals the spotlight, but all four videos have loads of behind-the-scenes footage well worth checking out.

Disney Pulls the Plug on TRON 3

Disney has decided not to move forward on the 'Tron' sequel from director Joseph Kosinski.

ANT-MAN: Evangeline Lilly Announces Marvel’s Micro-Tech Challenge

Girls ages 14 to 18 can win a trip to the 'Ant-Man' premiere by building a project using micro-technology.

LUMBERJANES Getting a Live-Action Movie at 20th Century Fox

Black List scribe Will Widger is set to adapt Shannon Watters, Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis and Brooke A. Allen's delightful comic.

HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT Review: Love is a Drug in the Safdie Brothers’ NYC-Set Drama

The Safdie Brothers' narrative follow-up to their great parental drama 'Daddy Longlegs' stars Arielle Holmes and Caleb Landry Jones as heroin addicts scrapping for dope, booze, and shelter in NYC.

New INSIDE OUT Clip Introduces Riley’s Personality Islands

Find out the difference between a standard memory and a core memory.

LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD: Catherine Hardwicke in Talks to Direct YA Adaptation

Hardwick will direct the hot YA property from a script by author Ava Dellaira.

SPECTACULAR NOW Director to Helm F. Scott Fitzgerald Tale WEST OF SUNSET

James Ponsoldt will turn his talents from David Foster Wallace to the final years of 'The Great Gatsby' author Fitzgerald's life in Hollywood.

EASY A Director Will Gluck to Helm Disney’s Untitled Lottery Project

The director will also oversee a re-write converting the originally male-led film to a female-centric project.

RESULTS Review: Guy Pearce and Cobie Smulders Shine in Odd Rom-Com Riff

The director of 'Computer Chess' puts a weird spin on the romantic comedy genre to mixed results.

Page 1 of 3,97112345...102030...Last »