Bryan Singer's Valkyrie Moved Back to December!
From August to February to December. Finally, they've made a smart move. United Artists has moved the release date of Bryan Singer's WWII film Valkyrie from February next year to December 26th this year due to "strength of their recent test screenings." The change was reported by Ain't It Cool News and comes a few days after the first official opening was supposed to take place. When we first announced Valkyrie, the release date was set for August 8th, 2008 - last Friday. They later changed the release to February next year, a move that most said was completely idiotic, possibly because of additional reshoots. However, the film is now back in a place where it rightfully belongs and will be up for major awards contention.
In other news, United Artists CEO Paula Wagner, who rebooted the studio nearly two years ago with Tom Cruise, has decided to leave the company. Coincidence that Valkyrie is just now being moved from an idiotic to a smart release date? There's a big hoopla on the back story that you can read on Deadline Hollywood if you wish. Otherwise, we'll stick to Valkyrie. The film will now be battling Defiance, the WWII film with Daniel Craig, that opens on December 12th. Both look fantastic, but my vote goes towards Defiance right now. However, you're more than welcome to watch the trailer for Valkyrie and make your own decision as well. Will this move help the success of Valkyrie?