Would you be surprised to hear that Dimension Films has shifted the release date of its PULSE remake? Well, it's happened; the remake of Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Japanese ghost story has been bumped from March 3 to July 14. The switch follows close on the heels of the announcement that upstart distributor Bauer Martinez will open its own supernatural chiller, Jaume Balaguerů's FRAGILE, July 21. Coincidence, or an attempt to steal a competing picture's thunder? Whatever the case, the U.S. PULSE, originally a Wes Craven project, was directed by commercials veteran Jim Sonzero and stars VERONICA MARS' Kristen Bell and LOST's Ian Somerhalder. You can see its official website here and read an article on the film in Fango #251, on sale this month.
Meanwhile, Sony and Revolution Studios have set a February 2, 2007 release date for their own ghost pic, WIND CHILL, now retitled FROST BITE. Directed by Gregory (CRIMINAL) Jacobs from a script by Steven (SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE) Katz and Joe Gangemi, the currently shooting film stars Ashton (A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE) Holmes and Emily (MY SUMMER OF LOVE) Blunt as college students who break down on a remote road while driving home for the holidays, and run afoul of the spirits of people who have died there.