Release Date Shuffle: Relativity Pushes THE RAVEN and HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET; Focus Features Moves SEEKING A FRIEND

     January 24, 2012

We’ve got a few release date changes to report this afternoon. Briefly:

  • Relativity has pushed The Raven starring John Cusack back from March to April 27th.
  • Relativity’s House at the End of the Street starring Jennifer Lawrence moves from April to September 21st.
  • Focus Features has pushed the apocalyptic dramedy Seeking a Friend for the End of the World starring Steve Carell back from April to June 22nd.

Hit the jump for all the details.

the-raven-image-03The gothic thriller The Raven, directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta) moves back over a month to late April, where it will face off against the Jason Statham action pic Safe and the Judd Apatow-produced comedy The Five-Year Engagement starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt. It’s unclear why The Raven has been moved, but I can’t say it’s one of my most anticipated. I’ve seen this story before when it was called From Hell.

The move for House at the End of the Street isn’t terribly surprising, as we’ve seen literally nothing from the film and it was set to open in a couple of months. Jennifer Lawrence stars in the thriller as a teenager who moves into a new home with her mother (Elizabeth Shue), but then discovers that their home is next door to the site of a double murder. She makes friends with the massacre’s sole survivor (Max Thieriot) annnnnd he’s probably the killer. The pic will go up against the 3D animated Hotel Transylvania (featuring the voices of Adam Sandler and Kevin James) and the Karl Urban-fronted remake Dredd on that September 21st release date.

Finally, Focus Features has shifted their apocalyptic dramedy Seeking a Friend for the End of the World into the midst of the summer movie season. Steve Carell toplines the star-studded flick as a man who sets out with a woman (Keira Knightley) to find his old high-school sweeheart before the world is destroyed by an asteroid. The stellar ensemble includes Patton Oswalt, Connie Britton, Rob Heubel, Adam Brody, and Rob Corddry. On June 22nd, the film will now square off against Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pixar’s Brave. Focus must have realized that they have a killer cast that will likely do bang-up business on a date that’s lacking in adult fare.

[Box Office Mojo]


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