MORE RELEASE DATE UPDATES
New Line have suddenly slotted Robert Harmon?s road chiller HIGHWAYMEN for a February 13 release. Now, sources have confirmed to Fango that the movie will only receive token theatrical play; it?ll open in very limited release in just Texas and New Mexico. It?s said that if the film performs well there, it will drive into wider U.S. release?but don?t hold your breath. Look for Fango to cover the movie at the time of its video release?a date for which has not yet been set by New Line.
Meanwhile, the Stephen King-based, David (STIR OF ECHOES) Koepp-directed SECRET WINDOW is also coming earlier than expected, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Originally slotted for an April 23 bow, the movie will now hit theaters nationwide March 12. According to a Sony Pictures exec, the first screening went so well that the studio decided to get the film out faster than planned (and, perhaps, capitalize on the awards heat that star Johnny Depp is receiving from PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN). Depp plays a writer reeling from a divorce who retreats to a cabin in the woods, where he?s terrorized by an unbalanced man (John Turturro) who claims Depp?s character stole one of his stories. Look for a Koepp interview about the film in Fango #231, on sale in March.
And finally, you?ve probably noticed that Renny Harlin?s serial-killer thriller MINDHUNTERS isn?t opening this Friday, January 23 as previously announced. Dimension, following its typical announce-and-delay approach, bumped the movie to an unspecified date later in 2004.
Courtesy of Fangoria