It seems like the word “release date” is about as slippery as a Spears girl’s inner thighs lately. Does anything seems to stay in place anymore?
Our next look at Viggo was to be later next month in The Road, but that looks like it might be delayed right into next year.
The Hollywood Reporter says that the Viggo Mortensen dark thriller , which The Weinstein Company had originally set for a Nov. 14 limited and Nov. 26 wide release, has now quietly been shifted until at least December — and might be moved out of 2008 altogether.
Rumour has it that most of the reason for delaying it is actually due to the post production is not complete. The phrase “decidedly not done” was used, which implies to me that they were not happy with the post production that WAS done as opposed to simply being behind schedule.
When something is delayed, it automatically takes a hit in the public eye. This movie wasn’t entirely on my radar, but I like Viggo. Hearing it was delayed puts a poor taste in my mouth over it tipping me to the other side of caring.
If studio execs want to delay something, they should come up with more pleasing excuses like “we had an ebola outbreak and the production team spent 2 months in recovery quarantine… everything is fine now, but we are behind schedule” instead of throwing out “re-editing” or “decidedly not done” which makes me doubt the movie despite their efforts to correct it.
I hope it pays off and we get a better movie in the long run.