Monday, August 07, 2006

We Are...Marshall Release Date Confusion

WSAZ, the West Virginia-based TV station serving the Huntington/Charleston viewing area, reported Sunday that the film We Are...Marshall has a new release date of December 22, 2006. WSAZ reported it's source as "an Internet film site," adding it could not confirm the information.

That's pretty shoddy reporting, in my book.

The Internet site which lists the new date of release is Comingsoon.net. It does list December 22, 2006 as the release date; however, I'm guessing that's incorrect. A holiday week opening would suggest that the studio has incredible expectations for We Are...Marshall. And while I hope and expect (mostly hope) the flick is good, I'm doubtful it will be holiday-week release worthy.

I could be wrong. I hope I am.

Update: The on-line edition of Monday's Huntington Herald-Dispatch reports that Warner Bros. has confirmed the movie's release date has been moved back to December 22, 2006. See here for details.

5 comments:

Kelly said...

http://www.herdnation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=21303

Who really knows what is going on!

oncee said...

The release date keeps changing. The last word out of Marshall via Keith Spears was the movie will premiere in Oct. 2006.

Source: http://www.marshall.edu/movie/timeline.html

The Film Geek said...

Thanks Kelly, Oncee. It's interesting to watch how the process develops, at least.

Wabi-Sabi said...

That's GREAT news. A holiday release will ensure a much bigger advertising budget and a significantly higher profile for the film.

That's good for the film, for Marshall, and for Huntington.

The Film Geek said...

I agree, the move is a really good one, all around.